Model Ship "La Couronne" 1636 France (1) - Bronze, Plastic, Textiles, Wood

Model Ship "La Couronne" 1636 France (1) - Bronze, Plastic, Textiles, Wood
France - Early 20th century

Supperb ship model "La Couronne "

Very good condition

Big size 85 / 67 cm

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The Couronne was the first major warship to be designed and built by the French themselves in accordance with Richelieu's plans to renew the French Navy, after a series of warships had been built by the Dutch. The construction was supervised by Isaac de Launay Razilly (died in Arcadia 1635),[2] and overseen by the famous carpenter Charles Morieu, from Dieppe. She was being constructed at La Roche-Bernard and was one of the most advanced units of her time. After launch in 1632 or 1633, she was moved to Brouage in September 1634 where she was completed around 1635 by Mathieu Casteau. She carried up to heavy guns, most on her two-deck broadsaide but also 8 firing forwards from the bow and 8 firing aft, an unusual feature until Dupuy de Lôme redesigned naval artillery.

Lot details
No. of items
Model Ship "La Couronne" 1636 France
Bronze, Plastic, Textiles, Wood
Estimated Period
Early 20th century
Country of Origin
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
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