USS Constitution Landmark ornament. Approximate dimensions: 5" wide x 4" high x 2" deep.
The USS Constitution was designed by Joshua Humphreys and Josiah Fox with an ambitious goal: to be powerful enough to defeat most enemy ships but, if it ever did find itself out-matched, to be able to out-run stronger opponents. The Constitution was built by Colonel George Claghorn at Edmond Harrt`s shipyard in Boston and launched on October 21, 1797. The vessel was constructed of live oak wood from 1,500 trees harvested from Maine to Georgia, fitted with cannons cast in Rhode Island and copper fastenings by Paul Revere. The ship earned its nickname of Old Ironsides in a successful battle with British gun frigate HMS Guerriere in 1812 in which shots from the enemy ship amazingly appeared to have no effect on the Constitution`s outside planking. In 1997, the ship celebrated her bicentennial and sailed for the first time in 116 years. The USS Constitution is still part of the U.S. Navy and is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. Our USS Constitution is hand blown and hand decorated. It comes to you in our custom gift box.
Each Landmark Creations ornament is blown by mouth and often takes a week to complete. After blowing, the glass is silvered, rinsed and then turned upside down to dry. The silver is applied on the inside, which allows a gorgeous depth of color. Once the ornament is dry, the decorating can begin. Different artists are responsible for applying different colors and details. When the ornament is fully detailed and has been allowed to dry, the neck is trimmed and crowned with an ornament cap.