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Title: Model in bottle of ship W. R. GRACE

Accession Number: 1974.473
Category: MODELS - VESSELS - IN BOTTLES
Type: model in bottle
Maker: Nelson, Hugo
Place: USA, CT, Brooklyn
Date:
Materials: glass; wood; textile; metal; paper; clay?
Description: Model in bottle, of ship W. R. GRACE under tow of tugboat GUIDING STAR. GUIDING STAR in bottle neck, flies U.S. flag from stern, hull painted red and white. W.R. GRACE flies U.S. flag from stern, purple flag reading "GRACE" from mast. White glass beads used for blocks. Ship sits on clay(?) painted blue. Shore scene off port side sits on clay(?) painted green with 6 houses, a church, and a lighthouse. In Gallo wine bottle. Handwritten label on bottom "MADE BY/ HUGO NELSON/ 942 - 82 ST/ BROOKLYN N.Y."

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