|Scale||1 : 36|
|Material hull||Pear, boxwood|
|Photos 1||Total views|
|Photos 2||Details of model|
|Transport cost||Please inquire|
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The L'Anémone was a corvette of 12 guns of 4 pounds, built in Brest by Louis Ollivier and his father Blaise Ollivier in 1747. She was the second of a series of three ships, La Palme, L'Anémone and L'Amarante. The decorations were carved by Charles Philippe Caffieri.
Little is known about her service. She was repaired in
Martinique in 1752. In May 1757, together with the La Pomone and the La Thétis, she
captured two privateers from Jersey that were taken to Port-Louis. Later on,
she underwent a long refit at Rochefort. Her career in the French
Navy ended in April 1761 in the Bay of Biscay when she was taken by the
The L'Anémone model, photos, description and dimensions
The model was built by a very experienced model maker, M. Eric L'Emaillet, living in Quimper, France. He built several exquisite ship models, like the Le Boulongne that is on display at the Musée de la Marine in Port-Louis. In 1996 he won a gold medal for Le Boulongne at the French championship of naval modeling, and two gold medals for his model of La Renommée at the world championships in Switzerland in 1997 and in Belgium in 2000. His model of La Diligente was awarded a silver medal in 2000.
The plans were taken from the publication L'AMARANTE - Corvette de 12, 1744, ANCRE. Gérard Delacroix designed this monograph on the basis of original builders' plans and notes of the three ships.
This model is a very beautiful, very fine piece of work, a true masterpiece. The model was built partly without planking on starboard side, to show the interior fittings. The wood used is pear, natural or stained black for certain parts, and boxwood, for the decorations and sculptures, chosen for its yellow color and the great finesse of its grain. The metal parts are made of blackened brass.
There are many photos of the building process on the website of the model builder.
The ship model is 1 : 36 scale. Length is 110 cm, width 50 cm, height 95 cm.
The price of the model is 22000 Euro, plus transport cost.
The ship model was built by Eric L'Emaillet.
It is available at his home in Quimper. Please contact him in French or English, if you are interested in the ship.
Eric L'Emaillet, 10 rue Bienvenue, 29000 Quimper, France, Tel. +33 662 194524, email: email@example.com .
Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way,
delivery by truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.
If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be a good way, too.