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Ship model

Decorative art

Object connections:

Collection Decorative art, Sailors' craftwork
User collections Ship in a bottle by NMMCollections
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsCambria (1906)

Object details:

Object ID AAA0058
Description A Haig's dimple whisky bottle with a Turk’s head knot around the neck, containing a model of the Thames sailing barge 'Cambria' 1906. The cork is decorated with a medal showing a galleon and inscribed 'DEVS SALVA NOS'. On a label inside the bottle is written 'CAMBRIA Rochester 1977'. The sea is made of plaster, the model is made of wood and shows the ship under sail with the two crewmen on deck. The sails are made of paper, and the rigging made of sewing thread. The bottle is moulded on the base 'A6660 R1 HAIG's UGB'. 'Cambria' was built at Greenhithe and continued to carry cargo to and from London and the Medway until 1970, the last barge to do so. She is currently undergoing restoration.
Date made 1977

Artist/Maker Lester, Dr Mark
Place made Eastbourne, East Sussex, England
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 110 x 210 x 130 mm
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