Ships in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Ship with Barrel Under the Stopper

Height Bottle Markings
5 3/4" tall circular flat flask, a clock face and the word "REGULATOR" embossed in the glass on one side
Description, including signature and date
This type of bottle has several known examples, with lots of variety in the ships and what hangs from the stoppers. The ship is a rigged three-masted ship without a keel. An American flag waves from the back, and a long paper banner has become detached from the middle mast. From the stopper hangs a black and yellow barrel with "O A xx" on one side and paper cutouts saying "Soldier's Home" on the other.

Some of the many other ships in "pumpkinseed" flasks include:

A red and green ship with a doll in a suspended lifeboat

A red, white and blue ship with a doll in a lifeboat

A paddlewheel ship with sailors in a suspended lifeboat

A ship with a doll in a lifeboat named "Daisy O"

A ship bottle found in Dayton, OH

Another red and green ship with doll in canoe

Another sidewheel gunboat with men in a lifeboat

A small ship in a half-sized round perfume bottle