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Aluminium and copper artisan desk model of a Latécoère 521 flying boat, 1930s



Latécoère 521 ‘Lieutenant de Vaisseau Paris’ (France) A polished aluminium and copper artisan made desk model in the form of a Latécoère 521, the French six-engined flying boat and one of the first large trans-Atlantic passenger aircrafts, first flown in 1935. Detailed with pierced windows, and engines mounted as tandem push-pull pairs with Plexiglas ‘rotating’ propellers. The plane rests on a cantilevered tubular stand, the base made from a modified piston.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.24 in. (26 cm)Width: 13 in. (33 cm)Depth: 18.9 in. (48 cm)
  • Style
    Industrial (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 64101stDibs: LU868021284862

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