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Model: five ships in a bottle

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Five model ships in a glass bottle, ships are sailing in a harbour beside a small town/village setting. The ships consist of three small sailing ships and two tall ships, one three-masted and one four-masted. The bottle rests on a wooden display stand. The hobby of putting ships into bottles began in the mid 19th century. These tiny ships and the village setting were made by Rudolf Cyril Finde...

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  • Title

    Model: five ships in a bottle

  • Maker

    Finderup, Rudolf Cyril

  • Date made


  • Subject

    Models, Model, Miniature

  • Additional information

    Glass, Paint, Wood, Putty, Canvas, Length (mm): 310mm (1ft): 0 - Whole, Diameter (mm): 100mm (5/16ft): 0 - Whole

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