Maritime Model British Clipper Ship Cutty Sark & Small Gipsy Moth Glass Bottle
- 1 Large Maritime Model British Clipper Ship Cutty Sark & Small Gipsy Moth In Glass Bottle On Wood Plinth.
- In the beautiful Victorian style.
- A feature that stands out is the size of the elegant glass bottle which is 51cm in length, it also has a cork on the end also with rope decoration on the outer rim. The make of the glass bottle is Teachers of Glasgow.
- So collectible & decorative, you can see the flags, sails, rigging on the Cutty Sark,with model blue seascape underneath a further feature that is unsual is that there is a second smaller model ship Gipsy Moth which is set inside in the bottle neck area.
- Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the River Leven, Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development for this type of vessel, which halted as steamships took over their routes.
- After the big improvement in the fuel efficiency of steamships in 1866, the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 gave them a shorter route to China, so Cutty Sark spent only a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years.
- Continuing improvements in steam technology meant that gradually steamships also came to dominate the longer sailing route to Australia, and the ship was sold to the Portuguese company Ferreira and Co. in 1895 and renamed Ferreira. She continued as a cargo ship until purchased in 1922 by retired sea captain Wilfred Dowman, who used her as a training ship operating from Falmouth, Cornwall. After his death, Cutty Sark was transferred to the Thames Nautical Training College, Greenhithe in 1938 where she became an auxiliary cadet training ship alongside HMS Worcester. By 1954, she had ceased to be useful as a cadet ship and was transferred to permanent dry dock at Greenwich, London, for public display.
- Cutty Sark is listed by National Historic Ships as part of the National Historic Fleet (the nautical equivalent of a Grade 1 Listed Building). She is one of only three remaining original composite construction (wooden hull on an iron frame) clipper ships from the nineteenth century in part or whole, the others being the City of Adelaide, which arrived in Port Adelaide, South Australia on 3 February 2014 for preservation, and the beached skeleton of Ambassador of 1869 near Punta Arenas, Chile.
- A great conversation party piece for your guests.
- The glass bottle does lift off from the small wooden plinth.
- Perfect for a hotel, wedding venue, restaurant or fancy pub.
- Circa late 20th century.
- A superb birthday gift present for the collector. A great prop for an advert, TV film studio production company.
- Good heavy weight to it as it weighs around 2.5kg unwrapped.
- Superb craftsmanship.
- Provenance bought from an antiques dealer out of the famous Stafford County Showground antiques fair.
- We offer our clients exceptional professional customer service.
- Cash on collection is accepted.
- International worldwide shipping is available/
- Condition report offered in fine used condition.
- Having some noticeable wear stains, scratches in places & surface imperfections commensurate with usage & being handmade.
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Dimensions in centimetres approximate
Height on stand together (20cm)
Length depth (51cm)