Ship model (1) - Wood - Second half 20th century

Description
Ship model (1) - Wood - Second half 20th century
Viet Nam

Very beautiful collector’s model - The WASA - 1628

The Wasa was built between 1626 and 1628 at the Stockholm shipyard by order of the king of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus,during the with Poland and Lithuania (1621-1629).
Richly decorated, as a symbol of the ambitions of the King of Sweden.
The Wasa was one of the most heavily armed ships in the world.
However, the vessel was dangerously unstable and heavy.
Despite this lack of stability, the vessel sank after travelling 1,300 m on its inaugural voyage on 10 August 1628.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
Ship model
Material
Wood
Model/ Name
MAQUETTE DE BATEAU EN BOIS - LE WASA - 1628 /SUEDE/
Estimated Period
Second half 20th century
Country of Origin
Viet Nam
Condition
As new - unused
Dimensions
60×14×64 cm
Weight
8 kg
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