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Ship model

AAA0046
Decorative art

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Collection Decorative art, Sailors' craftwork
User collections Ship in a bottle by NMMCollections
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AAA0046
Description An oval spirit bottle containing a model of a four-masted British barque and a lighthouse. The sea is made from plaster and the model is wood with rigging made of sewing thread. The hull of the vessel is painted with a black and white checked strip suggesting gunports. The red and white lighthouse is placed on a reef. 'D18' is moulded on the base of the bottle.
Date made 20th century

Artist/Maker Orr, Robert
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Materials composite; glass
Measurements 130 x 280 x 70 mm
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  • Ship model (AAA0046)
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