Bronze Iron Art Viking Ship Tron


Bronze Iron Art Viking Ship Tron

Today’s blog post features another item in my family’s collection.

My mom purchsed this bronze Viking ship in an antique store several years ago.
It’s made by a company called Iron Art in Copenhagen, Denmark.
We’re not sure of the age, but a guesstimate would be the early 1900s.
If you know for sure, please let us know!

This entry was posted in Family Items, Transportation and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Linda Olson
    Posted August 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    My husband and I bought a ship exactly like this one in an Oslo, Norway gift shop (new) for nearly $75 (including shipping back to an APO in Canada). It doesn’t have any oars–just a rudder in the back. To us it’s invaluable, as it’s part of our Norwegian heritage.

  2. Posted August 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Permalink


    Your blog post has been extremely helpful in learning about the viking ship that we discovered as part of my mother-in-law’s estate. The model ship we have is exactly like what has been described on your blog but it has some numbers etched onto the bottom. Haven’t seen anyone on your blog comment on what these numbers might mean. On our ship, the numbers are 011-10-5097. Any experts know about this?


  3. Eric Petersen
    Posted April 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I grew up with that same Viking ship in my house, both my parents have passed on now and now it sits on a shelf in our family room. Absolutely love the piece. My parents were Danish and I think it was a wedding gift to them back in the early fifties. Wish I could tell you more but that’s all I know about it. Think its time to do a little more research.

  4. matthew fallow
    Posted May 6, 2014 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    I purchased this beautiful piece at an estate sale two days ago. I can find no identifying marks but I will look closer. Mine also has a rudder but no oars. I wonder if they were ever included. It is in mint condition. My wife is Norwegian and of course the history of it, besides the beauty intrigues me.

  5. Mrs D. Bruce
    Posted June 25, 2014 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    We also had this identical longship in our family home-it used to sit on our mantlepiece. My father had worked in Bergen, Norway for several months and had brought it home to Scotland with him in 1965. It now takes pride of place on my sister’s antique cabinet in Canada. It is a beautiful ornament which has travelled around the world. I miss it, and all it reminds me of, but still look upon it fondly when we visit across the Pond…

  6. john farrales
    Posted August 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Got for sale got oars and shields give me email add I’ll send pix.

  7. Harold F. Miller
    Posted December 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    I have a bronze casket box that was used as a flag box aboard a bronze hulled three masked racing schooner called the “Azara”. The box was made by Tron Art of Copenhagen, Denmark. I’ve looked at a lot of these boxes on the internet. All the boxes have raised letters on the back with the inscription, Tron Art Copenhagen Denmark. On the back of the box I have has the inscription Tron Art Peronager or Perdnager. How can I find out about the age of this box.

    Harold F. Miller

  8. Tony g
    Posted January 2, 2015 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    I too have one that is beautiful.. Would love a value on it. I pad 200 several years ago and thought I got. A good deal

  9. Nathan
    Posted January 13, 2015 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I’ve got this exact same one. I don’t know when or where, but I know that my grandparents got it in Oslo at least 60 years ago, although possibly a good bit more.

  10. Barbara Ivanko
    Posted May 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    I have one of these ships, left to me by my Norwegian mother when she died. I would be willing to sell it for the right price. I can be reached at

  11. Carol Hildebrand
    Posted June 4, 2015 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of my Norwegian American Mother’s birthday, June 3, 1915, I got out the bronze Viking ship which had been in a box for a long time. My Mother’s sister bought it at a garage sale in Park Ridge, Illinois probably in the 1950s or later. We have replaced a couple of the copper wires and put everything back in alignment besides building a wooden support for it. Now I see the original wooden base , but actually, ours is not too different. We love the ship as it connects us to our Norwegian and Danish heritage. We will pass it on to our son.

  12. rebecca rosenberger
    Posted June 11, 2015 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    I have a bronze ship like the one pictured above and also a bronze chest approx. 8 X 4 inches. Both made in Denmark. They were given to me by my Danish mother. How do I get them appraised?

  13. Alicia Howell
    Posted June 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I have one of these viking ships. I bought in in 1974 when I was serving with the Women’s Royal Navy at Kolsas in Oslo.

  14. Joyce Gregory
    Posted September 3, 2015 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    the very small Viking ships are actual little salt holders and should have a separate spoon. my parents bought two of the large Viking ships when returning to Denmark in 1947, which we still have and cherish. The small one for salt actually has a glass insert along with the spoon. Lovely little piece

  15. Dennis Bal
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Both the box (jewellery box) and the Viking Ship are made by the company “Iron Art Copenhagen”, they are made around 1949 and the company still exists though they do no longer make items in bronze which both the box and the Viking Ship is, there are no oars or shield with the original ship.

    I own both ship and box myself and estimated value on the ship is roughly £150\1600dkr.

    The box is valued at roughly £220/2500dkr.

    I hope this helps anyone here still wondering.

  16. John Stebbings
    Posted July 4, 2016 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi I am looking for information on a bronze Troy Viking model ship that I have acquired it has the casting Eckardt on the keel.
    I was informed that my grandfather Verner Von Heidenstamm Eckardt may have been involved in the manufacture of these ships during world war 2 and I’d love to hear from any one who has inforation on either my grandfather or these ships.

  17. Marie
    Posted January 25, 2017 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    My fiance has this ship but there is no marking on the rudder like the others, do you know anything about ours?

  18. Stuart Bell
    Posted December 18, 2017 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    If possible I would love to see a photo of the wooden oars described by Kevin.

    Is this possible?

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

  • Subscribe

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Twitter Updates