Bottle, Ship in a bottle; Unknown maker; Unknown; RI.W2002.1449

Name/Title

Bottle, Ship in a bottle

About this object

This is a sealed ship in a bottle, with a scene of the ocean and sky for the background.

Ships can be put inside bottles in a couple of ways, the most common being to build it outside the bottle where the masts are hinged to lay flat on the deck and lifted after insertion through the bottleneck. The hinges are often deliberately obscured by the creator with other pieces of the model or slight distortions in the bottle. Another way to create such a piece is to build it within the bottle using specialist long-handled tools.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

processed materials, glass
organic, vegetal, bark, processed materials, cork
organic, vegetal, wood

Inscription and Marks

As part of the bottle design on base:
'A 4 E
C 11
U G B'

Measurements

l 297 mm x diam 80 mm


Subject and Association Keywords

Maritime

Subject and Association Keywords

Art and Design

Object Type

containers

Object number

RI.W2002.1449

Copyright Licence  

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