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boekjes2001.jpgFrans Dekker provided the following biographical information.  "I am 54 years old, married with a very lovely wife, I have 3 girls (young women) of  28, 26 and 21 years. I started my working life at a shipyard, I was for 10 years a ship carpenter.

After that time I became an policeman. I am new what you call a sergeant in an area above Amsterdam. (15 kilometres to the north of Amsterdam) I am living in de polder Beemster, a lake until 1612 when it came empty by windmills. Polder the Beemster is on the list op World heritage.
 
When I was a very young boy I started with building ships. When I married mi wife in the year 1975 I had more things to do so I started building ships again when I became the age of 35 years.
 
I started with building SIB but at this moment I have built an V.O.C. ship from 1650. The ship is 1.42 meters long is ready now. (4 years of building, 3000 hours)
 

Building Plans and Articles

Build the Ice Boat "Roosevelt" - Workshop Building Plan

Build the Archibald Russel - Workshop Building Plan

Build the Batavia - Workshop Building Plan

Build the Preussen and Zwarte Zee - Workshop Building Plan

Build the "Easter Egg" Bottle - Featured Item

Build the Herbert L. Rawdings - Workshop Building Plan

Build a Dutch Yacht - Workshop Building Plan

Build the P65 - Workshop Building Plan

Build the Zwarte Zee - Workshop Building Plan

Build the Cutty Sark - Workshop Building Plan

Build the Basta - Workshop Building Plan

Build a Fluytschip - Workshop Building Plan

Flessenscheepjes Museum Article - Journal Article featuring the Ships in Bottles of Frans Dekker

Statenjacht - Building Instructions

Prins Hendrik der Nederlanden - Building Instructions

Making a Nativity Diorama - Building Instructions

 

A Gift of the Tres Hombres - Article by Frans Dekker

Making the Bonaire - by Frans Dekker

Building the Blazer - by Frans Dekker

Building a Smakship - by Frans Dekker

Building a Punter - by Frans Dekker

Dutch Haringbuis - by Frans Dekker

 

Bottles by Frans Dekker

 

Click on a picture to view the bottle and description in the Gallery

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Other examples of this Artist's work - Click on a picture to enlarge