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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 AAA0045
Description A green glass bottle containing a model of a four-masted barque on a green sea. The model is made of wood with rigging made of sewing thread. The sails are depicted furled, and the sides of the vessel are painted black above the waterline and red below. The maker has included the deck fittings with white painted hatch covers. The neck of the bottle is decorated with a ropework Turk's head and it is mounted on a wire stand.
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 96 x 230 x 58 mm
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