Silver Sculpture Replica Of A Portuguese Carrack Or Nau Weights 215.7 Oz Silver
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Silver Sculpture Replica Of A Portuguese Carrack Or Nau Weights 215.7 Oz Silver:
Silver Replica of a Portuguese Carrack or Nau made with 215.7 ounces of 925 Silver.
This Replica of a Portuguese Nau was made in Portugal in the 1970's by renowned artist of the Manuel Dias Lda.atelier, following the tradition of the Portuguese shipmakers of the XV Century, following the lines of the famous “Flor do Mar” nau.
It wason boardthis type of ships that the Portuguese set European feet for the first time in India and China. Loaded with many artistic and historical attributes, this magnificent piece can be considered a Museum Piece. Extensive information about this type of ship could be found by searching for “Flor de La Mar” or “Flor do Mar”.
This unique work of art was made in Portugal and it is certified with the required marks by the Portuguese Government as a 925 Silver piece.
Carracks were ocean-going ships: large enough to be stable in heavy seas and roomy enough to carry provisions for long voyages. They were the ships in which thePortugueseand theSpanishexplored the world in the 15th and 16th centuries.
From the time of the acquisition ofMacauin 1557, and their formal recognition as trade partners by the Chinese, the Portuguese Crown started to regulate trade toJapan. That trade continued with few interruptions until 1638, when it was prohibited on the grounds that the ships were smuggling priests into Japan.