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Ship in a Bottle

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!

History

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.

Importance

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.

Quality

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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Nautical Wall Clocks

August 15th, 2010
Brass Porthole Clock 11"

Brass Porthole Clock 11"

Handcraftedmodelships.com offers the latest and best in nautical items. Here you will find items such as replicas of historically significant ships, and nautical decor items such as wall clocks. Handcrafted Model Ships recognizes the importance of wall decor to the nautical enthusiast’s model ship collection, and offers a great selection of nautical wall clocks for this reason. There are an over abundance of wall decor items available here that are authentically made with quality in mind. The many types of nautical wall clocks include the porthole nautical wall clock and the ship wheel wall clock. We also sell standard wall clocks, each of which is below the standard retail pricing that you have come to expect.

History

Nautical wall clocks have been around for ages. Decorating ones home in nautical decor is a tradition that stems as far back as the beginning of model ship building. Nautical decorating is mostly seen in towns closest to port, but many other people around the globe choose to adorn their house with decorations such as nautical wall clocks.

Importance

The significance of nautical wall clocks is in the design. Handcrafted Model Ships offers nautical wall clocks with nautical designs such as the ship wheel. The ship wheel is an important part of navigational history that is one of the first things to come to mind when thinking of nautical decor. Further, our porthole nautical wall clocks are great additions to model ship rooms to add a sense of seafaring atmosphere. These items bring a certain quality into any room they are hung in.

Authentic Replicas

Handcrafted Model Ships offers the best authentic replicas of nautical wall clocks anywhere on the internet. Our nautical wall clocks are carefully crafted by hand to closely resemble actual workings within real life ships. The authenticity of our nautical wall clocks can be seen in our brass porthole clocks. These clocks are manufactured to appear as close in appearance as possible to an actual porthole. For instance, they even open up just as a porthole would!

Quality

Handcrafted Model Ships is the best in quality when it comes to nautical wall clocks. This is because each item for sale in our wall decor section is crafted carefully from hand by master artisans, and uses only the finest materials in its production. For example, our brass porthole clocks are polished to a mirror like shine to make it as luxurious as possible. Furthermore, our ship wheel nautical wall clocks are made from real Shisham hardwood. This hardwood is a quick warming wood that enables a greater sustaining of quality over the long term. While our products are made by master handicraftsmen with quality materials, we are always mindful of pricing our nautical wall clocks below the standard retail pricing. Therefore, if you are looking to find quality nautical wall clocks for affordable prices, then look no further than Handcrafted Model Ships.

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Nautical Decor

August 7th, 2010
America's Cup Contender 26"

America's Cup Contender 26"

Choosing to decorate your house with nautical decor is a long, time honored tradition. People choose to add nautical decor to their home for a number of reasons. One reason is to create a seafaring atmosphere for the room where they have their model ship collection. While other non-model ship collectors still find the home enhancing qualities of nautical decor to create a tranquil environment. You will be able to find authentic replicas of famous model ships and nautical products here at handcraftedmodelships.com. As well as be able to find that each nautical decor item is high in quality each and every item you purchase.

History

Nautical decor has been around for ages, and has transcended many cultures in its process. The art of model ship building and collecting stems back as far back as when ships themselves were created. In the beginning, model ship collecting was a hobby for people of money, as they were not as easily and readily available as they are today. Each model was built one at a time by master craftsmen who worked for hours on end on individual models. This old world approach is used by Handcrafted Model Ship’s handicraftsmen to give you the best product you can find.

Importance

The importance of model ship collecting is still seen today by the millions of people around the globe who create, buy, and sell model ships with one another. There are many other nautical decor products available to, such as the sextant. The sextant is an age old device used by navigators to locate Polaris and sail in the right direction. The sextant lived on through many different variations and improvements, but is now being outdone by the GPS system. Still, sextants remain and important piece of nautical history, and are great nautical decor items for any model ship enthusiast to have.

Authentic Replicas

Here at Handcrafted Model Ships, you will be able to locate the most authentic replicas of model ships and nautical decor. Each nautical decor item is created through many hours of hard work and fine tuning. This amount of dedication yields the most authentic product we are capable of delivering. Finding an authentic replica on the internet can be tough, but Handcrafted Model Ships will provide you with authentic replicas time and time again. Furthermore, even though our models are authentic, they are inexpensive and can be bought on any type of budget.

Quality

Handcrafted Model Ships makes quality its number one priority. This is because each item for sale in our nautical decor section is crafted from the best quality materials we can find. For instance, products made from wood use Shisham, a high quality rare wood similar to teak. However, even though our products are of a more superb quality than other online retailers, we are careful to give you, the customer, the fairest pricing we possibly can. At Handcrafted Model Ships, you will be able to find quality nautical decor items below standard retail prices.

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Home Wall Decor

August 5th, 2010
Brass Porthole Rope Clock 13"

Brass Porthole Rope Clock 13"

Wall decor is an important aspect to any dedicated nautical enthusiast’s model ship room. The wall decor offered at handcraftedmodelships.com is soaked in history, and remains a significant part of the nautical culture today. At Handcrafted Model Ships, you will be able to find an abundance of quality and authentic home wall decor items. Our home wall decor are quality made authentic replicas of portholes and ship wheels. Each home wall decor item is made with quality in mind, and is available for prices lower than retail.

History

Decorating your home with nautical wall decor is not something that started in the modern age. This time honored tradition of paying homage to the great achievements and advancements of the nautical culture dates to as far back as the earliest known ships. Decorating ones house in nautical decor was especially prevalent in towns close to seaports and beaches, where access to such decor items was easy.

Importance

Home wall decor hasn’t changed much. It’s importance still remains the same, especially in the cities located near oceans. Model ship collectors use nautical home wall decor to add a sense of seafaring atmosphere to their model ship rooms. There are several different kinds of home wall decor items that one can find for use in such nautical themed rooms. These items can add an excellent accentuation to certain rooms in your house, and can also be used as full blown themes. Just make sure to decorate in moderation, or run the risk of having your home look like a Long John Silvers!

Authentic Replicas

Here at Handcrafted Model Ships, customers will be able to find wall decor items such as: captain signs, ship wheel clocks, porthole mirrors, and much more. Each of our nautical home wall decor items are manufactured by professionals to be authentic representations of their respective counterparts. This is because we make sure to provide our customers with only the finest works from our master artisans. Finding an authentic replica on other model ship sites that can compete with the ones sold here is not an easy thing to do. Furthermore, our home wall decor items, while quality made, are far less expensive than the average ones on retail.

Quality

Handcrafted Model Ships is one of the foremost leaders of the internet model ship retailing business when it comes to quality. This is because each item for sale in our nautical wall decor section is produced with the finest quality materials. Shisham is employed for our wood based items, and a fingerprint free polished brass or chrome for other items. Even with such quality materials and production, our products are of fitted with the fairest pricing we can possibly our customers. Nowhere else will you be able to find quality home wall decor items for below the standard retail prices.

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