The tin glazed earthenware charger decorated in shades of blue with in the centre a sailing vessel surrounded with floral swags on the rim and under the name of the vessel GLADAN. Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DELFTS HAND PAINTED. HOLLAND
Model number 436 & a crowned WB for
Firma Van der Want & Barras, Kunstaardewerkfabriek REGINA
Serie 438 = 9 Grandiose Tall Ships (Sail 1980 in Amsterdam.)
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GOUDA - HOLLAND
Diam.: 32,5 cm. (12,8 inches.)
Weight: 1.011 grams.
SHOONER ( 1947 ) Stockholm - TWIN MARINE SAIL TRAINING
Together with her sister ship HMS ‘Falken’, the two Swedish Navy Schooners are welcome guests at every international sailing event. Occasionally they come together to an event, but usually only one of them is represented.
The ships are identical and belong to the ‘Schoonersquadron’ of the Swedish Navy. Sail training has always been of paramount importance to this navy, since 1796 with HMS ‘Diana’. In 1946 the then Swedish king ordered the construction of two new schooners, to replace the sailing ships ‘Jarramas’ and ‘Najaden’. These became ‘Gladan’ and ‘Falken’.
HMS ‘Gladan’ is 40 meters long and has a draft of 4.2 meters.