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Bottle 504 - 18th Century Russian Gunboat
Date Added: 02 July 2007

This is a model of an 18th century Russian gunboat sailing on a translucent sea of dark green. The ship has two masts each with a lateen sail. There are three sail in total and each have seams and reef lines drawn on. The rigging is nicely done with running and standing rigging. Imitation blocks are used in the rigging. The Russian ensign and the white with blue "X" ensign of the Tsar flies from the flag pole on the mast. The hull has two decks and is covered in decorative paper showing planking and gun ports. The deck is planked and has several features including the ship's wheel, a lifeboat, stairs, and a main cannon in the bow section. The bottle is sealed with a wooden stopper and has a brown Turks head knot just between the cap and the bottle opening. The ship rests in a wooden stand with a copper plaque in Russian and English. The plaque denotes that the model is of a Russian Gunboat of the 18th Century.
Type: 18th Century Russian Gunboat   Maker's Name:
Category: Sailing Ships   Made Where: St. Petersburg, Russia
Bottle Size: 7 1/4" x 3 1/3"   Year Made: 1990's
Bottle Type: Unidentified