Date Added: 31 March 2016
"In the evening we returned in Villeneuve, city surrounded by decrepit walls of the time of Philip Augustus, and half towers razed above which rose the smoke from the hearth pickers." From François-René de Chateaubriand - memoirs from beyond the grave, Book XIII, Chapter 7. This is a diorama of the river port of Villeneuve le Roi at the end of the old regime. It is built in a 30 liter blown glass bottle. The boats represented (left to right): Back: the water Coche back from Paris to Auxerre, Proceeding downstream: a "coupon" driftwood, Besogne a loaded gravel and wine casks, a Marnois loaded trays high charcoal, a Margotat and Margotin logs (under the bridge). At that time, the towpath is interrupted to the seat of the bridge. The horses were to uncouple, bring them into the city through the gate, out through the door of the bridge and back down the ramp to re-harness. On deck: a "turgotine" (Royal mail coach) and a hay wagon. The cross of the sailors ia present. In the background, the remains of the wall, a shipyard, the small trades and passengers at the pier.
|Type:||Villeneuve le Roi Diorama in a Bottle||Maker's Name:||Aubry, Gerard|
|Bottle Size:||80 cm x 25 cm||Year Made:||2015|
|Bottle Type:||Blown 30 Liter Bottle|