Antique 60 Warship of Spanish Armada from Antiquités Delalande, FREE SHIP DADS
Posted on: June 9, 2020 /
This was a very special gift for the 65th birthday of my Dad. It is quite imposing and was displayed on a long commode behind his desk. He kept it in its glass case , of wood at the base and (originally) a huge glass rectangular cover. (the display case is not included due to moving damage). The maquette is representative of one of the huge warships of the famously large spanish armada of the 16th century made by the fanatical Catholic King (Philip II) of Spain to invade England in 1558 and overthrow and perhaps execute the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I. His luxurious ships were famously destroyed off the coast of England by the weaker English , who were helped by terrible winds that destroyed almost all of the great fleet. This turning point in euro-politics changed the balance of power during the reigns of both monarchs as Elizabeth , a mere woman , was now a warrior queen , and was secure on her throne until her death. Spain under Philip II and his descendants was , on the other hand , never to regain its long lasting imperial power in Europe and became weak. Since my Dad was a historian he loved this gift. This is the summit of Fathers Day Gifts. Please note that while the maquette is in very good condition with all its pieces intact and all its rigging rigged. This is a rare and fabulous gift , or great as an addition to your collection. The item “Antique 60 Warship of Spanish Armada from Antiquités Delalande, FREE SHIP DADS” is in sale since Sunday, June 7, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Other Naval Collectibles”. The seller is “clintgreggorydesigns” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.