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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

Object details:

Object ID AAA0040
Description A ship model in a bottle. The model depicts a three-masted barque with four buildings and a lighthouse in the background. The model would be inserted into the bottle with the masts collapsed and the rigging only partly attached. The sea and shore are made of plaster, the ship is wooden with rigging made from sewing thread. The five palm trees in the shore scene are made from partly shaved wooden pegs painted green.
Date made Early 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 glass; composite
Measurements Overall: 310 x 77 mm
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