Ships in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Early Ship in a Glass Egg

Height Bottle Markings
c12" tall round glass "egg" on a wooden stand
Description, including signature and date
This incredible ship bottle is in the museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (Museum of Art and Cultural History), Hansestadt, Lübeck, Germany, and the picture is used here with their permission. It was made by Gioni Biondo, an Italian, in 1784. The three-masted ship is rigged and the top two sails on each mast are unfurled. Another ship by Biondo is in the Maritime Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, and is dated 1792. It is similar in construction.