This is a wonderful model of the Brig "Kim" sailing on a sea of green.  This highly detailed model was made by master builder, George W. Fulfit, in 1983. Artist George Fulfit, now deceased, was a world renowned ship in bottle builder from Canada.  His trademark was to include birds in flight and sometimes placing a bird sitting on a nest inside the cork. He also made and included several sailors made from toothpicks in his models and displayed them thoughout his ships working on deck, on the lifeboat, and climbing the rigging. Although he made around 200 ships in bottles, they are rarely offered on the open market and his bottles are highly prized by high end collectors.


"Steady As She Goes" - a movie featuring George Fulfit bottling one of his amazing bottles! (click on title to view)

 

This ship has two masts with square rigging on both the main mast and the mizzen mast.  The ship has 14 sails and the rigging is nicely detailed with both standing and running rigging and a wonderfully carved block and tackle supporting the American flag suspended from the rigging in the stern of the ship.  Each mast has a shroud and is rigged with ratlines. There is a red and white life saver hanging from the shrouds of the main mast and also one on the mizzen mast. A Canadian flag hangs from the flagpole of the main mast.

 

The hull is black with a thin white stripe near the top. There is a hawsepipe in the bow section with a gold chain attached to a ship's anchor on deck. The name "Kim" is on a label on the bow. The bowsprit is in two sections and has a dolphin striker.

 

The deck has a main cabin with ports represented. There is a galley stack with gray smoke made from cotton.  The deck has many features including two large coils of rope, one in the bow area and one in the stern section.

 

The very wonderful and folksy feature of the ship are the seven sailors made from toothpicks and painted in blue uniforms placed around various areas of the ship. There are two sailors climbing up the ratlines, one on each mast.  A ship's mate is in the bow section of the ship and three men mid-ship on the starboard side. Another sailor is in the stern area raising or perhaps lowering an American flag. There are two large wood carved sea gulls flying high above the ship.  Both seagulls are wonderfully carved and painted.  The gull in the front has a fish in its beak. 

 

The bottle is sealed with a cork and around the cork is a label with the following wording: "Brig" (written in pen) and "George W. Fulfit Toronto, Ontario, Canada" (typed), and "1983" written in pen. It rests on a wooden cradle.


Please note that this offering is for the ship in bottle only and does not include any of the pictures of film used for information and illustration.

 

Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a George Fulfit bottle - it will be an amazing showpiece in any collection.

Bottle Specifications
Approx. Bottle Size 9 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Bottle Type "Made in Canada" one gallon
Actual Date Made 1983
Made Where Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Maker's Name George W. Fulfit

633 - Brig "Kim" in a Bottle

  • Product Code: 633 - Brig Kim in a Bottle
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1,850.00