Terrific Mid-Century Folk Art Ship (the Caronia) in a (1953 Jack Daniels) Bottle

Regular price $95.00

Not antique, but really a wonderfully done, large-ish folk art ship in a bottle, complete with choppy blue sea, houses and a lighthouse dotting the shore, and hand-painted flag waving. The RMS Caronia was a British transatlantic steam ocean liner launched in 1904 and scrapped in 1932, which served as a merchant cruiser and then a troop ship in WWI. This carefully carved and painted wooden version does her great  justice I think—such a proud looking ship, with all those painted windows and port holes against creamy white, and the perfect soft green bottom. And, a bit unusually, the Jack Daniels label was left entirely in tact on the reverse side of the bottle, putting an American spin on a British cruiser! (These old Jack Daniel bottle seem to be pretty collectible things in and of themselves, too.).

9 7/8” l x 3 1/2” x 3 1/4” and in excellent, pretty much perfect condition. The bottle is dated 1953, which one can tell from the numbers on the base (underside) of the bottle.