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c1920 Tea Clipper Caliph Ship in a Haig Dimple Bottle
  • c1920 Tea Clipper Caliph Ship in a Haig Dimple Bottle
  • c1920 Tea Clipper Caliph Ship in a Haig Dimple Bottle
  • c1920 Tea Clipper Caliph Ship in a Haig Dimple Bottle
  • c1920 Tea Clipper Caliph Ship in a Haig Dimple Bottle

c1920 Tea Clipper Caliph Ship in a Haig Dimple Bottle

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£150.00


Product Description

A nice detailed example of an original c1920 Ship in a Bottle representing the Tea Clipper Caliph.

The model of the 3 masted vessel is in very good condition, set in a small diorama of choppy seas. There is a small pennant on top of the main mast with the name of the ship. The ship is in an old Haig Dimple Whisky bottle that has a sealed cork. The bottle is unmarked except for a few production numbers moulded into the base. Because of the shape of the bottle, it lies stable and does not require a supporting base.

The English Tea Clipper Caliph was built by Hall of Aberdeen on the lines of the celebrated schooner Silene, in 1869. It was named by Miss Rennie, daughter of John T Rennie of Deemount. On her first voyage she arrived at New York on March 3rd, from Foochow, after the fastest passage ever made between the two ports. She left Foochow on December 7; passed Anjer on the tenth day out; and rounded the Cape of Good Hope of January 18th - 41 days out. Her run thence to New York occupied only 44 days - in all 85 days. The American papers state that the average run between the two ports is 110 days. The vessel disappeared without trace on its second voyage in the China Sea. Captain Daniel Ritson and his wife Eliza were on board and lost with the vessel in 1871. Basil Lubbock's book 'The China Clippers' conjectures that the vessel was possibly captured by pirates in a calm or she could have been lost in a gale.

Size: 20 x 12 x 11.5 cm (7 7/8 x 4 ¾ x 4 ½ inches)
Weight: 692 g

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