Sailors folk art and crafts comes in many different varieties, most items were made for loved ones back home or were made to sell when in port to increase income. The skill and ingenuity of the sailor was second to none and they utilised long periods of time aboard, whilst off watch to hone their skills.
The scrimshaw panel depicts a maritime scene with a ship under full sail and a female figure stood beside a capstan at the end of a quay. it is entitled - The sailors return, SHIP SWALLOW New Bedford 1860. with crossed flags and a border of roses.
Box dimensions: 11 x 7 x 3.5 inches - 28 x 18 x 9 cm
The ship in a bottle is a very skilled and detailed sailors folk art. The sailors craft of making tiny sailing ship models and inserting them into a bottle. Every one is unique and they deserve special attention, we have a catagory dedicated to this fascinating art.
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The sailors ditty box was used to store small personal items aboard a ship, they were often made onboard the ship and personalised by each sailor. This example has a painting of a ship rigged three masted square rigger inside the lid
Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 6 inches - 26 x 18 x 15 cm
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