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August 19th, 2010
HMS Victory Ship in a Bottle

HMS Victory Ship in a Bottle

Handcraftedmodelships.com offers a wide selection of nautical decor items for your pleasure and convenience. Our ships in a bottle collection is preceded by a long history of ship in bottle making, and will serve as great complimentary decorations in your nautical themed room. In the modern era, ships in a bottle remain just as relevant as ever. The mystery behind the creation of these masterpieces amuses and mystifies many still. Our ships in bottle replicas are authentic versions of famous ships throughout history, and are available to the public for lower than average retail prices. Get your hands on one today!


The history of ships in a bottle is not very well known. What is known is that Jean Randier noted some of the earliest known examples of bottled ships came around the 1830s. This is when dark glass was replaced by opaque glass bottles which would make ships in a bottle a popular commodity. However, even in the 18th century the art of building a ship within the constraints of something like a bottle was known to exist.


Bottled ships are important to the nautical culture in many ways. The significance of ships in a bottle in the modern age lies in the skillful craftsmanship needed to create such models. Bottled ship making is an art form that has transcended time and culture. They are meticulously sought out by model ship collectors all around the globe.

Authentic Replicas

At Handcrafted Model Ships, you will be happy to know that you can find some of the most authentic replicas of ships in a bottle on the market. This is because our ships in bottle collection is crafted skillfully by hand, and features detailed replicas of actual and fictional ships. Our brilliant craftsmanship is the token of thanks that we give to each and every customer. For instance, the Flying Cloud bottle ship is an authentic reproduction of the Donald McKay ship of the same name. The Flying Cloud was noted for being navigated by a woman, Eleanor Creesy. Eleanor, who was a prolific scholar of ocean currents, weather, and astronomy, sailed with her husband, John Perkins Creesy, and set a world record transit from New York to California. We also make ships in the image of the culturally significant USS Constitution, HMS Surprise, HMS Victory, and much more.


Each one of our nautical decor items is crafted with quality in mind. The ships in a bottle collection comes in many different colors depending on your liking. When shipped, we box your order with memory foam and Styrofoam to ensure a safe travel from our factory to your doorstep. While we use the finest materials, and work diligently for hours on end to bring you the best quality possible, our ships in a bottle models are still well below the retail prices you find standard elsewhere.

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