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Ship In Bottle - Spanish Galleon Gilded 4" Dia.
The ship in a bottle is one of the classic items of nautical decor, as much fun and mystery as it is remarkable craftsmanship. Now you can enjoy an adorable ship in a bottle for yourself or give one as a gift to friends, family, clients or co-workers.
The term Galleon "large ship", comes from Old French Galion "little ship" (13c.), from Spanish (Castilian) Galeón "armed merchant ship", from Portuguese Galeão "war ship", from Byzantine Greek Galea "galley" + augmentative suffix -on. Another possible origin is the Old French word galie meaning "galley". The term was originally given to certain types of war galleys in the Middle Ages.