Lot 260: Model of the Swedish 64-Gun Ship of War Vasa by Lt. Col. Colin B. Gray MBE of Nantucket (1915-1992); T/W 3 books about the restoration
January 11, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Model of the Swedish 64-Gun Ship of War Vasa by Lt. Col. Colin B. Gray MBE of Nantucket (1915-1992)
Fully rigged and built to a scale of 1:75, now in a glazed case. Length 37 inches (94 cm), height of case 33 ¼ inches (84.5 cm, width 41 ½ inches (1.05 m), depth 23 ½ inches (59.7 cm);Together with Three Books about the Restoration of the Vasa.
On her maiden voyage in 1628 from the Stockholm harbor, which lasted less than 1400 yards, the Vasa was blown over by a gust of wind and lay in the bottom of the harbor until it was finally floated above the water in May of 1961. A vast hall was built for her conservation and she was moved to the Vasa Museum in 1988, where over 35 million visitors have viewed her since then.
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
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