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Ship model

AAA0061
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 AAA0061
Description A bottle containing a model of a British three-masted barque, her sail is furled and wearing the Red Ensign. The model is made of wood with sewing thread rigging with the ship's hull painted to suggest gunports. The deck fittings are shown in some detail including three boats. The plaster sea is painted with white caps on the waves.
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 280 x 89 mm
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  • Ship model (AAA0061)
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