As the flagship of the revitalized French Navy brought into being by Minister of Marine Jean-Baptiste Colbert, she was sumptuously decorated with wooden carvings depicting a variety of motifs emblematic of the French monarch. The taffrail was embellished with a rendering of the sun god drawn across the sky by a team of horses, while the ornate figurehead showed a seahorse flanked by winged maidens.She remained unused for years till 1688 when the Nine Years War broke out, then the warship was recommissioned with 112 guns. She was named in honor of the Sun King, Louis XIV who had chosen the emblem of the Sun as his personal symbol. One of the most powerful ships of her day, she met her demise while beached in Cherbourg for repairs after the Battle Of Barfleur. She was attacked by 17 ships, which she managed to repel with artillery fire. There was only one survivor of the 800+ man crew. The flagship was sumptuously decorated with wooden carvings depicting a variety of motifs emblematic of the French monarch. The model measures 28 long from bow to stern. In this edition, we are able to identify the production date of a model, the material that was used on the model, the craftsmen who worked on each area of the model, the individual who inspected the model and also the professional packaging staff. Quality is our number 1 priority, thus all steps are thoroughly supervised from the beginning to the end of making each model. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog.
The item "Soleil Royal French Navy Tall Ship 28 Built Wood Model Sailboat Assembled" is in sale since Sunday, September 27, 2015. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden".
The seller is "atlantisgift" and is located in New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.