Cutty Sark Ship in Bottle, 14cm
Cutty Sark is the world’s last intact clipper ship, now preserved in a spectacular dry dock at Greenwich, London. Long, lean, and beautiful, she was built in 1869 for the tea trade but made redundant by the completion of the Suez Canal, which made steam ships more economic. Instead she earned her living, and incredible reputation for speed, in the long distance wool trade from Australia. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of her launch, we have produced these ships in bottles. Handmade in the traditional manner, they feature wooden hulls, cotton sails and rigging, and a rope-bound stopper.