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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!
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.