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Please ID this French Wooden Tall Ship?

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Hello!  I am posting this here because I (and the seller) believe that this is from the tall ships era (probably 19th century).

As seen below, its wooden and bears a revolutionary cap.  From my own research, tampions were in use during the 1800s, though I'm not terribly sure when designs were added.  The revolutionary cap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_cap) also indicates to me that the vessel probably is referencing the Revolution somehow, so that knocks out ships related to the monarchy.

Looking at ships from the First Republic, which was around the time the cap would've been worn, I have come up with two decent candidates: the vessel République française or the Marat - effectively any reference to the Revolution.

Here's a list of ships-of-the-line that were around in France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ships_of_the_line_of_France

I tried looking at frigates, but I can't seem to locate any good ones that could match: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_French_sail_frigates

The main problem I have is that there is no central database for tampions, especially when it concerns this era.  If I'm wrong and this tampion isn't from that era, please let me know.  I would appreciate some expert help on this.

Thanks!

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Alpha Tester, In AlfaTesters, Beta Testers
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Just realized something:  Liberty cap was first worn on Bastille Day.  There is a ship named after that day, though she burned down before being commissioned - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_ship_Quatorze_Juillet_(1798)

What do you guys think?

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