North American Auction Company
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Legends of the West: Western & Native American Sale

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 228

Swedish Warship Vasa Intricate 54" Handmade Model

Estimate: $800 - $1,600

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For your consideration is this 54" Handcrafted Model of the 17th Century Swedish Warship Vasa (Wasa). Vasa or Wasa is a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628. The ship sank after sailing roughly 1,300 m (1,400 yd) into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. She was located in the late 1950s and salvaged with a largely intact hull in 1961. Since her recovery, Vasa was completely restored and now rests in the Stockholm Naval Museum. Vasa has become a widely recognized symbol of the Swedish Empire (17th - 18th centuries). This model measures 54" long from bow to stern, 46" high at the center main mast, 10" beam. Attention to detail and fine craftsmanship highlight this scale tall model ship. 1/50 scale size est. Historically accurate sails upon all masts and spars, extensive rigging, gun ports actually cut into the hull. Intricately carved hand-painted figurehead, scrollwork, planked deck, and stern reliefs. This tall ship model is in fair to good overall condition, deck cannons need to be glued into gunports, Metal gilt lion figurehead needs to be glued beneath bowsprit. Measures 54"L x 46"H x 10"B. Weight approximate 20lb, 6oz

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