Here is a vintage model ship in a bottle.  The glass bottle measures 9 inches long and is 4 1/2 X 4 1/4 inches at the base. The model ship vessel has three masts and is about 7 inches long and 3 1/2 inches tall. The hand painted back drop shows a village with four large buildings and trees. While not dated, I would say this item dates to the 1940’s. Glass bottle is undamaged.

I would not call  this a complicated project, but someone put some time, effort, and skill into this finished piece. I am sure this is not a model kit, but more of a project where someone hand crafted the parts from scratch. A vintage model ship in a bottle can range in price and size. Most collectors find a ship model in a bottle that costs less than a hundred dollars, but I have seen more advanced projects run into the thousands of dollars.

This model ship in a bottle is a very unusual, simple looking piece.  It’s the perfect finishing touch for your nautical décor.

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Only one ship in a bottle in stock, so you will be shipped the one shown in the photos.