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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 AAA0042
Description A spirit bottle containing a demonstration model of a three-masted barque. A wooden dowel has been inserted through the inside end of the wooden stopper providing an additional construction mystery. The sea is made of green-coloured putty, the ship is wooden with sewing thread rigging. The model and sea have not been painted.
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 89 x 250 x 58 mm
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