Ship Diorama American Diorama- Sailor Art

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Product Code: 20170
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs

$280.00

1 in stock

Product Description

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Mid-20th century ship in a bottle diorama depicting a brigantine passing a foreign port and flying the American flag. The diorama background is unique, being a partial print of a seaport and painted all around the seaport scene and a clay jetty with flag pole and light. An electrical wire runs from the interior bulb through the mouth and paper cork; once able to be lighted!   The ship is carved from a single piece of wood with a copper hull.  Nicely detailed brigantine under sail with paper sails on paper and clay seas- beautifully rigged, even down to the tiny blocks. 

This fine example of sailor folk art is presented in a clear glass bottle, stamped on bottom "Duraglas." this company was in production in the 1940-1950's. It is capped off with the original closure made of wrapped paper. The bottle is 9 1/4 inches long by 3 inches in diameter. Displayed on a simple mahogany stand. Survives in good original condition!