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Ship model

Sailors' craftwork

Object connections:

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

Object details:

Object ID AAA0055
Description An oval bottle containing a model of a British three-masted barque of circa 1880 on a wooden stand. '296' is moulded on the base of the battle. The model is made of wood with the deck fittings shown in some detail, including two deck houses one with a chimney. There are no sails, the rigging is made of sewing thread with the blocks made of very small glass beads. The hull is painted black.
Date made Before 1900

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 130 x 250 x 70 mm
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