The stopper reads Cannington Shaw & Co. I did the research -- CS&Co.
Even the glass stoppers without the bottle are. You can Google the name, and you'll see all kinds of photos about this very glass stopper. And the other stoppers like this I found online also had chips or cracks -- hardly surprising, given the age. It's absolutely amazing that his stopper has survived at least over 100 years. The bottle is green-tinted, quite large, almost 12" in length and a robust 4" in diameter, with a beautiful pontil.
The size is comparable to a half-gallon bottle of milk, if you can visualize that. The bottle has lots of air bubbles, consistent with its age.
Now, looking at what's inside? Four masts, complicated and realistic rigging. The hand-carved hull has lots of 3-D details on deck -- hold coves, dinghy's and buildings. This SIB looks spectacular on display. The sea is quite different -- made with fiber materials rather than the more common sea resins.
The model is not glued down tight; however, I bought it from a family in London, and it made it across the pond without damage -- so I'm confident it will survive one more trip. It is hardly worth mentioning that one one side there is a loose line, dipping in the sea -- but that's not unrealistic. I think it was connected to the bowsprit -- but it's hardly noticeable. Not at all noticeable when displayed from the other side. Dying With The Most Toys?I assure you, I have no desire to die with the most ships in bottles. I've been collecting since the'80's, and have amassed a wonderful collection; however, now that I'm retired, it's time to share the wealth. The process is painful, because I'm dumping my babies. My loss -- your gain. I have way too many and would like to reduce inventory significantly.
I offer an objective, detailed and accurate description of my ships in bottles. I price my SIBs based on my expertise and perception of value. I don't sell SIBs to make big bucks -- I'm comfortable financially, and deal in SIBs more for fun than profit. Parts of my collection have been displayed in libraries and museums, and I was a featured contributor on a nationally syndicated radio program talking about SIBs. If anyone has any questions about this wonderful form of folk, please don't hesitate to contact me.Hips in bottles remain a hidden treasure of the broader world of Folk Art. The value of SIBs will continue to increase significantly in coming years, making SIBs not only something to enjoy, but also a worthy investment.
Some have normal signs of wear and tear consistent with its age; however, significant defects or imperfections are always noted in the detailed description. 1910 Glass Stopper Ship In Large Bottle Folk Art Whimsy, Near Mint Condition" is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Nautical Décor". The seller is "rmyklo" and is located in Concordia, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.