Hermione Lafayette French ship 1779 war 70cm, Ship model - Wood - 2018

Description
Hermione Lafayette French ship 1779 war 70cm, Ship model - Wood - 2018
France

Authentic exceptional model of the great and famous French sailing ship Hermione Lafayette.

Length: 75 cm - Height. Height 59 cm - width 28 cm.

Entirely in wood and completely handmade, the sails sewn from fabric, the models made from wood slat all glued to each other, then sanded, masticated and varnished.

A work of jewellery and art to realise the brass fittings.

Making the sails and masts requires weeks of work.

Hermione is a French warship in service from 1779 to 1793. It's a frigate de 12 (in reference to the calibre of its guns) carrying 26 12-pounder guns and 8 additional 6-pounder guns. In naval jargon we call this "26-gun frigate", although originally it carried 34. It is part of the frigates of the Concorde class, built from 1777 on in the arsenal of Rochefort.

Lot details
Object
Hermione Lafayette French ship 1779 war 70cm, Ship model
Material
Wood
Estimated Period
2018
Country of Origin
France
Condition
As new - unused
Dimensions
59×28×70 cm
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