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LE CANOT IMPERIALE 1811
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Le Canot Imperiale - Napoleon's (1811)

The French barge LE CANOT IMPERIAL was built in 1811 for Napoleon's ceremonial displays and nautical parades. This barge is 17.21 m long and 3.35 m wide and was built by a large team of master craftsmen. On the bow Neptune rode a dolphin, with crown and trident. He is accompanied on each side by winged tritons, each followed by a dolphin. Napoleon used this barge only once, on the occasion of his visit to Antwerp. Afterwards the barge came to Brest, where it was used also only rarely, actually only at festive opportunities like the visit of Napoleon III 1858 and the visit of the president of the republic 1903. Today the ship is on display in the entrance hall of the Musée de la Marine in Paris.

Le Canot Imperiale France (New Product) Le Canot Imperiale France (New Product)

Length: 27.5" (70 cm)
Width: 5" (13 cm)
Height: 10" (25 cm)

A Rare Classic & Highly Detailed Historic Ship Model of the French Napoleonic Era. A true masterpiece proof of our degree of craftmanship.

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Price:   £820.00 (Euro 1,148.00)


Le Canot Imperiale - Detailed History

This is a parade barge with oars dating back to the 1st and 2nd Empire. It is an authentic witness to the imperial period. The Canot Imperiale is extensively and richly decorated and was built in Antwerp in 21 days. Having been used only few times by Napoleon 1st and Napoleon 3rd, it was brought back to Paris at the Palais de Chaillot at the Museum of the Marine it is still being exposed. ......(Read More).

Le Canot Imperiale. A History.

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