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Clipper Ship In A Bottle
Clipper Ship In A Bottle
Clipper Ship In A Bottle
Clipper Ship In A Bottle
Clipper Ship In A Bottle
Clipper Ship In A Bottle

Clipper Ship In A Bottle

Regular price $45.00 Sale

Clipper Ship In A Bottle is a petite and irresistable nautical treasure to grace any shelf or table. The quintessential seaside souvenir or hobbist pastime. We love it on a stack of vintage books.

A featured item from our Kennebunkport Collection.  One-of-a-kind unique items sourced from the Kennebunk’s in southern Coastal Maine. Bring an authentic piece of nautical or coastal history into your home.

 In wonderful vintage condition with just the right amount of patina and wear. Please view all photos for condition, as our opinion may differ from yours. 

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DIMENSIONS: 5" L x 3.5" W x 2.5" D

ORIGIN: Purchased in an Estate sale from one of Kennebunk's storied Summer Street Mansions

FACTS & HISTORY: Putting items in bottles can be traced by to the mid 18th century. Apart from the letter in a bottle concept, bottles with items inside them from human figures to wooden puzzles have been found. It is thought that the earliest of these examples of the intricately carved ones were made in monasteries by monks who spent tireless hours working on them.

The emergence of putting ships inside bottles can be followed back to the mid to late 19th century. When a leap in glass bottle production came about, the glass became thinner and more transparent with less air bubbles obscuring the view. Soon they became popular both in demand and in their creation. Sailors and sea enthusiasts are popularly suggested as the makers. Tales tell of sailors out at sea whittling away to occupy their time.