Ships in Bottles

Early ships in bottles were often made by sailors and seamen for bartering or giving as a gift on their long voyages. This folk craft has continued since the first were made in the late 1700's by skilled artists and craftsmen from around the world.

Now is your chance to own one of these original, classic, and one-of-a-kind works of art. Art in Bottles is your reliable source for the purchase of original, rare, antique, vintage, and contemporary ships, folk art and whimsey (whimsy) built in a bottle, light bulb or other glass container. Here you will find one of the most extensive collections found anywhere in the world, including bottles by some of the most well-known and noted artists of this craft. Now, through Art in Bottles, you have the opportunity to own your own wonderful original folk art bottle. 


1153 - Diorama of the ship Potosi in a Bottle

1153 - Diorama of the ship Potosi in a Bottle

This is a wonderful scene of the ship "Potosi" anchored near a large town.  The ship has 5 mast..

$350.00

407 - 4 Mast Ship in bottle - SOLD

407 - 4 Mast Ship in bottle - SOLD

This listing is for a very detailed and well-made model of a 4 mast Ship in a bottle.  TheShips..

$0.00

427 - Schooner Ship in a Bottle

427 - Schooner Ship in a Bottle

This is a wonderful whole hull model of a 2 masted schooner built in a Phillips 40 watt light bulb. ..

$110.00

442 - English Cutter Ship in a Bottle - SOLD

442 - English Cutter Ship in a Bottle - SOLD

This is a model of an armed English Cutter, the "Lady Nelson" built in a Haig dimple Scotch bottle. ..

$0.00

444 - 4 Mast Bark Ship Diorama in bottle

444 - 4 Mast Bark Ship Diorama in bottle

This is a scene of a 4 masted Bark anchored outside a town.  The Bark rests is a bed of light g..

$140.00

445 - 4 Masted Bark Ship Diorama in bottle

445 - 4 Masted Bark Ship Diorama in bottle

This is a diorama of a 4 masted Bark anchored outside a town.  The Bark rests is a bed of light..

$140.00

447 - Brig Ship in a Dimple Bottle - SOLD

447 - Brig Ship in a Dimple Bottle - SOLD

This is a two masted Brig sailing on a choppy sea of green.  The ship's hull is painted blue an..

$0.00

474 - Tvetfala Ship Diorama in a bottle

474 - Tvetfala Ship Diorama in a bottle

This is a vintage Ship named the "Tvetfala" sailing on a sea of blue.  The ship has 3-masts and..

$225.00

477-Gravenhurst POW Battleship in a Bottle

477-Gravenhurst POW Battleship in a Bottle

This is an amazingly detailed war diorama. In the scene is a truly impressive ship model in a bottle..

$180.00

478 - Man Making a Ship in a Bottle

478 - Man Making a Ship in a Bottle

This is a wonderful scene of an old man making a large static ship in an old dimple bottle.  Th..

$450.00

504 - 18th Century Russian Gunboat Ship in bottle

504 - 18th Century Russian Gunboat Ship in bottle

This is a model of an 18th century Russian gunboat sailing on a translucent sea of dark green. ..

$110.00

521 - Asian Harbor Scene in bottle - SOLD

521 - Asian Harbor Scene in bottle - SOLD

 This is a wonderful scene of a 3 masted sailing ship anchored outside a harbor in perhaps Chin..

$0.00

524 - Galley Anno 1480 Ship in a Bottle

524 - Galley Anno 1480 Ship in a Bottle

This is a Galley ship from around 1480 built in a bottle.  This ship is a long and narrow rowed..

$250.00

527 - Barque "Potosi" Ship in a Bottle - SOLD

527 - Barque "Potosi" Ship in a Bottle - SOLD

This is a wonderful scene of the ship "Potosi" anchored near a large town.  The ship has 5 mast..

$0.00

540 - Folk Art Ship in Bottle Diorama of Sailing Regatta

540 - Folk Art Ship in Bottle Diorama of Sailing Regatta

This is a wonderful diorama of a sailing regatta outside Laboe, Germany. The Laboe Naval Memorial is..

$400.00

541 - Ship, Tug, Diorama in bottle - SOLD

541 - Ship, Tug, Diorama in bottle - SOLD

This is a very colorful and well-made diorama of a ship anchored outside a city. The unidentified sh..

$0.00

544 - 1900s Folk Art Whaling Ship in a Bottle Diorama

544 - 1900s Folk Art Whaling Ship in a Bottle Diorama

This is a wonderfully rare diorama scene of the early American whaling trade. It is estimated that t..

$500.00

551 - Man-of-War Diorama in Bottle

551 - Man-of-War Diorama in Bottle

This is a scene of two 17th Century French Men-of-War ships sailing past an island seen off in the b..

$600.00

585 - WW 2 Hospital Ship in bottle

585 - WW 2 Hospital Ship in bottle

This is  WW2 Hospital Ship built much like a model of a passenger liner and may well be that ty..

$100.00

593 - Yacht Beneteau in bottle - SOLD

593 - Yacht Beneteau in bottle - SOLD

This is an accurately detailed model of the yacht "Beneteau" in a large flask bottle. The original y..

$0.00

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