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Bottle 500 - Sovereign of the Seas
Date Added: 14 December 2006

This is an exceptional, competition model of the "Sovereign of the Seas," a clipper ship built in 1852 Frigate, designed by the renowned Donald McKay. The ship is a whole hull model built to exacting detail to the actual ship. The ship's deck is individually planked and includes the details and features that were found on the actual ship. The clipper has 3 masts, the foremast, the mainmast ,the mizzenmast and the bowsprit with a dolphin striker. The masts are made from bamboo and are built in sections. The masts have crosstrees on each section. The ship is displayed with 25 sails made from fine silk and showing the stitch and reef lines. The yards are built with footropes. The ship has railing around the deck and has a life boat on the deck. The ship has authentic detailed standing and running rigging with block and tackle. The standing rigging is in black and the running rigging in gray/brown tone. There are shrouds with ratlines going to each section of each mast and each shroud has main chains. The masts and yards are correctly proportioned to the size of the hull and to each other. The ship rests on a small cradle in the bottom of the bottle and the bottle is mounted on a decorative plinth with light and dark wood for accent. The bottle is sealed with a wonderful turned wooden stopper and the neck of the bottle has a decorative gold rope. The construction of this model began in 1974 by Alexander Dobrenko. It was finished and inserted into a bottle in 2006 by Vladislav Babkin.
Type: Clipper   Maker's Name: Babkin, Vladislav
Category: Sailing Ships   Made Where: Tiksi, Russia
Bottle Size: 6" x 2 3/4"   Year Made: 2006
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