Small round vase in pale brown tones with images of soldiers in trenches with rain and quote (hard to read underneath) "Out since Mons: well what sort of night 'ave you 'ad?" Novice (but persistent optimist "Oh alright 'ad to get out and rest abit now and again". Images signed by Bruce Bairnsfeather.
On the other side is a coat of arms (Royal Coat of Arms?) with rampant lion with one foot raised in top right hand side on yellow background. three lions passant Guardant on red background top left and lower right and lower left is gold harp on blue background.
Vase tapers and narrows up from base. Sides are segmented like an orange with top edges picked out in thin black line. Also thin black line around the rim. Star like symbols embossed between segments. Colour fades out towards the centre of the bulge in the vase.
On the base is "Made by the girls of Staffordshire during the winter of 1917/18 when the "Boys" were in the trenches fighting for liberty and civilisation" within a green banner. Below hat is a logo of a globe? and pennant with "Grimwades Stoke on Trent"
|Year Range from||1917|
|Year Range to||1918|
|Dimensions||H-10.7 Dia-16 cm|