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Two ships models of the 'Gulnara' (1835-35) and the 'Astrolabe' (1812), both by Krick
20th century
Estimate
2,5003,500
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880
Two ships models of the 'Gulnara' (1835-35) and the 'Astrolabe' (1812), both by Krick
20th century
Estimate
2,5003,500
JUMP TO LOT

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Two ships models of the 'Gulnara' (1835-35) and the 'Astrolabe' (1812), both by Krick
20th century

The 'Gulnara', an advice boat of the Sardinian navy, was built in 1834 in England and came into service for the Sardinian navy in 1835. The 'Gulnara' is a typical example of the transformation from sailing ship to steamer. As observation, escort and passenger ship, the 'Gulnara' served Sardinia until 1861. She was then taken over by the Italian navy.

The corvette 'Astrolabe' was launched at Toulon in 1812. She was initially designated as horse transport ship but soon after launch, it was discovered that she had very good nautical qualities. In 1813 she was refit for logistic purposes (transportation of men and ammunition).  Because of her qualities, she was again transformed for geographic survey voyages. In 1822, she set out on her first world voyage of exploration. Thereafter, 'Astrolabe' participated mostly in exploratory expeditions. She sailed on her second discovery voyage which, in 1837 discovered the continent of Antarctica. The 'Astrolabe' was sold and scraped down in 1851.


Quantity: 2
106 by 57.5cm. (Gulnara), 110 by 82cm. (Astrolabe)
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