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Note: Caravelle is the French word for the English caravel and the Portuguese caravela. It was a small, fast, and highly maneuverable 1 to 3 mast sailing ship with a shallow keel that was used extensively by the Portuguese and Spanish during the worldwide explorations of the 1400's though about the mid-1600's. It was the vessel of choice for Bartolomeu Dias and Christopher Columbus among countless others.

Also Note: This decoration was created in the spring of 1938. It is a near copy with mouettes (seagulls) added, of the original 1930 Caravelle Decoration. This version, (with the original having a dedication engraved in the metal base), was created to accompany the Mouettes themed tableware (plates, glasses, and candleholders) that was presented to King George VI as a gift from the City of Paris on the occasion of his official visit in June of 1938. There is also a Caravelle Ashtray and Caravelle Seal that were created in late 1930, both having a simpler but similar design to the original Caravelle Decoration.

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Model No. 1169bis  Circa 1938
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