Date Added: 16 September 2008
From the Artist, Frans Dekker: "A female colleague of my asked my to make a model of a sloop. Her parents where celebrating there 30 years of marrying and as a present she wanted to give them a model of there sloop. It was a "Van Wijk 550." I made the model in two parts with wooden pins between them. In the middle a steering-wheel and on the sides benches. The hood (?) was made of wood. I made puppets as the parents of my colleague out of a picture. I made them from palm-wood. Very hard to work with but it das not break easily. A round the sloop I have made a messenger and a iguana. Painted it looks very good. The size of the bottle: round 85 mm, length 250 mm, size of the bottleneck: 22 mm, size of the sloop: length 68 mm, width 32 mm."