By Yinka Shonibare

Ship in a Bottle

Shonibare’s scale model of Nelson’s flagship, Victory, is the world’s largest ship in a bottle. The model is rigged with sails, naval ensigns and signal flags shown as they were on the day of the Battle of Trafalgar. The only significant departure from historical reality is the design of the 37 sails, which derives from the brightly coloured patterns of Dutch-was fabric.*

*Info from a sign board next to the ’ship in a bottle’.

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 18th 2014

6 Responses to “Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle”

  1. Astrid says:

    This is amazing. I never saw such a big bottle with a ship. Great details and I love the rope around the ‘neck of the bottle’.

  2. J_on_tour says:

    Wow that’s impressive, Greenwich will be on my list for a (fictional :-) ) London trip … if I get the chance !

  3. ubermouth says:

    That is spectacular. Ships in bottles have always intriqued me as I am curious to how they do it. I have finally come to the ,perhaps wrong, conclusion that they build the bottle around the ship afterwards. Like mouth blown glass.

    Would love to know your thoughts on this, Cherie.