This is a stunning vintage scene built around 1900. The bottle contains 5 ships of various types sailing in a sea near a small town or village. The main ship is a three mast Bark shown at anchor. There is also a three masted schooner with 5 sails and a large cabin on deck. A smaller yawl sails nearby with a single mast and 2 sails. There is a small one mast boat with a single sail on the backside of the main ship. The last boat is a two mast yacht moored along side a pier jutting out into the water. The pier is "L" shaped and is built with individual plank for the decking and wooden posts in the water. There is a gray boathouse facing the sea. The land is flat and level at the pier and there is a large white church with a red rood and tall steeple. In front. There are also two houses nearby that are painted like the church with windows and doors outlined in black. There is a large cliff rising high above the level ground and plateaus on the top. On the level top is a white lighthouse with a house nearby. The bottle is sealed with a cork that is covered with old red sealing wax covering the opening and part of the neck. The bottle is marked "B & M" encircled, and bottom has "Glasgow & London, Black McDonald & Co." Under the bottle is has "Contents 40 Ounces" and "One Imperial Quart." This ship was previously owned and came from the personal collection of a well known family from Boston according to the previous owner who stated: "it came from an estate sale for Margaret Pillsbury (Sorbello), the granddaughter of General Charles H. Taylor, the owner and creator of the Boston Globe until his death in 1921."
|Approx. Bottle Size||9 3/4"|
|Bottle Type||Black McDonald & Co, Glasgow & London|