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WWII Fleet Air Arm Lucite Trench Art Picture Frame - Click for the bigger picture

WWII Fleet Air Arm Lucite Trench Art Picture Frame

A particularly impressive example, largely constructed from Lucite, that was also called Plexiglas, and was used for making aircraft canopies in World War 11. Clearly some scrap material has been made up into a transparent picture frame, that features a photograph of a Royal Naval Rating, dressed in his no 1 uniform, in what looks to be a studio portrait;the photo has some age related marks, but still displays well. The front panel of Lucite slides out of the frame so the photograph can be removed, as shown. Very sadly it is not named, so the provenance of the piece has been lost down the years. On the base is a set of Fleet Air Arm pilots wings, hand carved from hardwood, with inset a naval anchor and a Kings Crown above. Our assumption is this sailor became an FAA pilot, flying with the Royal Navy in WWII. The only additional clue we have is a pencil number on the back of the photograph that is probably a studio reference, so no great help in our research. This is one off the better executed pieces of trench art that we have had in for quite some while, and with the festive season approaching this would make an excellent present for the Fllet Air Arm, aviation or trench art collector in your life! Measures 6" x 4.6" (15 cm x 11.5 cm)

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