Ships in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Steamship "Rosa"

Height Bottle Markings
12" long, 3 1/4" in diameter round quart
Description, including signature and date
The ship in this bottle has two masts and two smoke-belching (white and gray cotton) smokestacks between them. The guardrails around the decks are made from white fabric netting. The foremast flies a diagonally drawn Italian flag with the initials S.M.; a smaller Italian flag flies on the bow. The aft mast flies a white flag with a red cross on it. The ship is named "Rosa" on both sides of the bow.