14442 Ships and Lighthouse in a Magnum Martini & Rossi Bottle
This is a wonderful diorama showing models of two barks sailing on a molded sea. They are in the foreground to the right and left of a carved coastal lighthouse with two buildings. There is a painted sky. The scene is set in a magnum sized bottle from Maritini & Rossi Vermouth. The label identifies the contents as Non Alcoholic dating the bottle between 1919 (the beginning of prohibition) and 1929 when the company registered their Ball & Bar logo. The entire scene is in excellent condition; the very colorful label has minor losses. Model ca. 1920s to 30s. 22 in. long.
This is a very difficult item to photograph. The images do not do the diorama justice.