SHIPS in BOTTLES by Michel Bardet            


Ship in bottle before the restoration

"Madeleine"

4 masted ship (1920 - 1930)


This ship in bottle was placed on a slightly tilted table, she rolled down then fell on a hard surface : crash and wreck !



Some years later, despite the gluing of the pieces of the bottle, the humidity and the dust slipped into the bottle by the holes,
and the fungi and mold developed inside the bottle



Taking into account the longitudinal crack of the bottle, it is high time to do something to save this sailing boat in perdition



In spite of the opaque glass, we can see that the ship suffered from her fall.
After nearly one century in the bottle, the very fine ropes, the paper sails, the masts and yards become particularly fragile.
The undulations of the hull we can see are the magnifying effects of the glass.


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Beginning of the restoration

( Lastest update: 28/03/2017 )





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