This is a wonderful scene of a three mast ship, the "Annelise" anchored outside a large land mass. Built nearly 60 years ago, this ship is very nicely made with a great deal of detail and much "curb appeal." The hull of the Annelise is painted white with three thin red strips. There are 13 brass portholes along the length of the hull. The name "Annelise" is on the bow of the ship. It is believed to be the name of a woman who was significant to the builder of this model. An anchor is on suspended by chain from the bow.
The ship has three masts with nine sails furled on the yardarms. Each mast has a Crow's Nest near the top. A large Norwegian flag flies form the mizzenmast. There are four large cabins painted white with green roofs. The large middle cabins have 3 brass portholes along the side and both have an inflatable life raft on top of the cabin. There are also two large wooden life boats in the stern of the ship suspended from davits.
There are three main areas of land with a wide and long wall painted white with red mortar lines. In the area in the end of the bottle is a tall lighthouse and a large house nearby. The middle section has a large building with tall towers on each end. The section toward the front of the bottle has a large church, a market, and a tall signal pole with shroud and ratlines. There are five signal flags flying from signal mast. High in the background is a cream colored plaque on the tall mountain which has faint name of the Artist, "H. Brack," written in pencil.
In the neck of the bottle, is an amazingly detailed small ship only measuring 5 .5 cm in length sailing on a sea of blue. This ship is modeled much like the larger one except it has 13 sails flying and a blue, white, and red striped flag flying, perhaps that of France. It has four cabins and two lifeboats suspended from davits.
The bottle rests on a very ornately made custom wooden stand. In the center of the wooden stand is a white lifesaver with the flag of Norway in the center. On one side of the lifesaver is the numbers 19 and on the other side 63. 1963 is the year this ship in a bottle was made.
|Approx. Bottle Size||13 3/4" x 3 1/2"|
|Bottle Type||Unidentified with "GB" raised on glass|
|Actual Date Made||1963|
|Maker's Name||H. Brack|
796 - Ship Annelise Harbor Diorama in a Bottle - SOLD
- Product Code: 796 - Ship Annelise Harbor Diorama in a Bottle - SOLD
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