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Bottle 527 - Potosi
Date Added: 29 June 2007

This is a wonderful scene of the ship "Potosi" anchored near a large town. The hull of the ship is red on the bottom and the rest is black with the top white except fro a thin black line in the middle of the white. The name Potosi is painted on the bow of the ship. Several port holes are painted in black. The ship has 5 masts with double yard arms. There is very detailed standing and running rigging with the shrouds in black and the remaining rigging white. In the water is a large buoy with a red bottom, white middle and black top. On the buoy are the initials "TC" for the maker, Theodor Carstensen. The land is full of buildings with 9 different structures including a church with a large steeple, windmill, lighthouse, government buildings, and more. There are 6 trees among the buildings. The bottle is sealed with a cork wrapped in Reynolds wrap. It sits on a large homemade stand with tiled polished Berne stones. Theodor Carstensen is a co-author of the book "Der Perfekte Buddelschiffbauer" and very similar ships to this model are shown in his book.
Type: Five-masted Barque   Maker's Name: Carstensen, Theodor
Category: Sailing Ships   Made Where: Germany
Bottle Size: 12 1/2" x 3 1/2"   Year Made: 1955 - 1960
Bottle Type: Unidentified  

Links to Additional Information

Theodor Carstensen, Artist Page

Other Bottles by this Artist
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