Just some neat pictures of Ships in Bottles


I do not know what got me charted in this direction yesterday but here I am. Just some neat pictures and photography of a Ship in a Bottle. Looks like an interesting hobby combining history and bottles.

An antique map provides a backdrop for a ship in a bottle – photo Todd Gipstein

Ship in a bottle The SEUTE DEERN – Dimensions of the bottle: Length 48 cm, width 27 cm, height including stand 30 cm. The SEUTE DEERN was built in 1919 at the Gulfport Shipyard in Mississippi, USA. She was owned in sequence by several owners, as wood transporter and freighter, until she came in 1972 to the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum) in Bremerhaven. – FineModelShips.com

Ship in a bottle on a beach

By now you have probably figured out how they get a ship with paper sails in a bottle but this is a bit trickier. A Glass ship in a bottle. Measures about 8″ long including the cork – Etsy

Ship in a Bottle – credit: mharrsch

The schooner DOS AMIGOS. The DOS AMIGOS was a US slaver that was rigged as a brigantine schooner. Like most slave ships she was a very fast ship. In 1830 she was captured by the British Royal Navy and refitted as a anti-slave patrol vessel. From that time, 1832, a complete set of actual design plans have survived. – FineModelShips.com

Joe Barr has been building ships-in-bottles since the mid-1980s. He specializes in Great Lakes vessels. – Joe Barr

This is more than just a ship in a bottle, this pinch bottle contains an entire story. Shown is the ship builder at work constructing an even smaller ship in a bottle. The figure is carved in several pieces which are inserted into the bottle and assembled as is the table and other items too big to fit through the neck. The entire scene includes 52 separate pieces. – Philip T. Mattson

Ship in a decorative bottle – credit: Roni G

Antique nautical ships model in bottle.This “ship in a bottle” was made at the turn of the 19th century. This ship in bottle is quite unusual because it shows houses in the back ground which are along the cruise route. This cruise ship in a bottle is in excellent condition and measures 9 inches long.

Pride of Baltimore w/Stand (1/2 Gallon Bottle) 157 ft, Beam: 26 ft, Draft: 12 ft. Launched in 1988, the Pride II is Maryland’s goodwill tall ship ambassador. Designed by Thomas Gillmer, she is modeled after the Baltimore Clippers used during the 1812 War.

This Ship In a Bottle can probably cross the Atlantic. Some people will call this 1/30th replica of Admiral Nelson’s flagship Victory—to be displayed in Trafalgar Square, London. (see below) – Gizmodo

This giant ship in a bottle artwork in Trafalgar Square, London, by Yinka Shonibare commemorates Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Revenue Cutter c 1818. The model is presented in a 500 ml Schott bottle is shown under sail on the starboard tack. Solid planked-over hull construction using cherry, pear, boxwood, apple, bamboo and ebony. Accurate rigging of nylon, set sails of paper, decking drawn. The model is a natural finish and set in a blue plasticine sea. – Bernd Braatz

Tiny Viking Ship is in a tiny bottle – Etsy

12.5 inch bottle, ship is 6 inch and 4 masted – Captain Steve

Perrier ship in bottle vntage advertising 1974 – Etsy

Ship in a bottle: credit: delphaber

Ship In A Bottle by Vera Kratochvil

This is the Cutty Sark Ship in a Bottle

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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