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


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.


Unknown maker

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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'


l 297 mm x diam 80 mm

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Art and Design

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Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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