Date Added: 04 September 2007
This model is of the famous Russian fleet tall ship the "Ingermanland" of 1715. It is a Man-of-War built as a whole hull example of the actual ship. This ship in bottle is a competition model with exquisite details and features found on the actual ship. It has a bowsprit mast, with spritsail topmast, foremast, main mast, and a mizzen mast with a lateen sail. The masts are all made from bamboo and are built in sections - the mast which is secured to the mast step, the topmast, and the flagpole. The masts have crosstrees and the mast fly the white, red, and blue Russian pennant, the Tsars ensign, the Russian ensign and the white with blue "X" ensign. The ship has a spar deck, forecastle, main hatch, and a gun deck with details. There are 64 guns extending from gun ports. The ship is displayed with 10 sails. All sails are made from fine silk and show the stitch and reef lines. The ship has a stern gallery with wonderful details delicately carved to actual ship's features. The ship has authentic detailed standing and running rigging with block and tackle used in the rigging. The standing rigging is in black and the running rigging in gray/brown tone. There are shrouds with ratlines going to each section of each mast and each shroud has main chains. The masts and yards are correctly proportioned to the size of the hull and to each other. The ship is on a metal pedestal on the inside bottom of the bottle. The ship's deck is individually planked and includes the same features you would find on the actual ship. The ship is mounted on a small platform secured to the bottom of the bottle. The bottle itself rests on two cradles carved to fit the contour of the bottle. The cradle sits on a plinth with a fine rich finish. The plinth has wooden raised decorative scrolls on the front with "Ingermanland" on one and "1715" on the other. Between the scrolls is a round emblem. The bottle is sealed with a finely carved and turned wooden stopper with a decorative emblem on the stopper. Secured to the wooden stopper and inside the bottle is a large gold shield built in sections. In the center is the Tsar's ensign. This not only graces and enhances the bottle but also makes the stopper tamper-proof and impossible to remove.
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