The Davenport Collection
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Ship in a bottle

When purchased in 2017 a typed note with the bottle said: ‘A ship in a bottle, vintage, a schooner in full sail, the bottle stopper unusually with a fouled anchor and Turk’s head binding. The underside of the bottle with the legend Liquor Bottle, Perth, Scotland’. Ships in bottles are often referred to as ‘impossible objects’ because it is hard to understand how the ship can be got into the bottle.

Item Details

Size Length of bottle 305mm.
Date Possibly early 20th century
Key Phrases ,
Category ,
Ref no N1688 P1162