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Bottle 825 - Flag Ship
Date Added: 27 July 2010

Classic folk art with hand-carved one-piece wooden plug (4 inches) that includes ball, square block, shaft and (inside the bottle) wooden plug. Long thin model is wonderful in its simplicity, with small dinghy on deck. Ship model made in era when nautical power was shifting from wind power (sails) to coal fed boilers (see smoke stack on deck). Model painted in gold and black. Bottle contains almond-shaped bubbles. Model and plug have wonderful patina consistent with late 19th Century. Hand-made custom stand. From the collection of R Michael Owens (Rmyklo)
Type: 3 mast Ship   Maker's Name:
Category: Sailing Ships   Made Where:
Bottle Size: 8"   Year Made: 1880's
Bottle Type: Oblong flask