An American bark and an Italian flag brigantine on a collision course across a blue sea.
An American bark and an Italian flag brigantine on a collision course across a blue sea. This tableau is contained in a 13-inch, 1.5 liter wine bottle. The ships have basic rigging and detail on a painted and molded sea, with painted sky.
The bark is about to foul the brig's rigging, an odd way to portray these ships. Perhaps this reflects a specific incident. Or maybe the craftsman was too enthusiastic about emptying that wine bottle. It is sure to provoke some discussion among mariners.