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Viking Ship
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This is a handmade and hand painted Viking ship in a bottle by Klaus Diederich, made in 1999. He was born in 1939 and was living in Straubling, Germany - Bavaria where carving is his hobby. This is a model of a Viking ship with crew sailing on calm waters. The ship and men are carved from lime wood. The ship's hull shows the individual planking. On the bow is a large dragon head painted in red with 2 ears and shows a serpents tongue coming out of the mouth. Below the head are 2 carved wooden rings with X's drawn around the circle. One ring is yellow and the other orange. On the stern is the dragon's carved tail. On the hull are 12 very colorful and differently painted shields. Inside the ship are 10 wonderfully carved Vikings with each wearing helmets with horns, and colorful painted uniforms of period. 8 of the men are seated and in a rowing position each holding his oar in an upright position. There is a man standing in the bow holding a spear in one hand and a shield in the other. Another man is standing in the stern with a long steering oar in one hand and a shield in the other. Behind this man is a rack with 3 long spears standing upright. There is a single mast in the center of the ship and a red and white stripped Viking sail unfurled and rigged to the single spar. The rigging is wonderful and very realistic. Atop the mast is a colorful flag or banner. The bottle is sealed with a hand turned decorative piece of wood and the bottle sits on a delicate stand made to fit the contours of the bottle. This is one of 3 Viking ship I own made by the same individual. All are made nearly identical with only subtle differences. Both of the other ships have a crew of 6 men.

Made in: 1999

Made by: Diederich, Klaus in Straubling, Germany - Bavaria

Bottle Size: 9.5" x 4"

Type of Bottle: Unidentified

Condition: Excellent

Viking Ship
Viking Ship
Viking Ship
Viking Ship

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