Snuff box decorated with ballooning scene, late 18th century.

Made:
1783-1810 in Europe
maker:
Unattributed

One snuff box, papier mache, circular painted orange-vermilion, 2 3/4", painted lid with balloon and aeronaut over long building. Champ de Mars?

One snuff box, papier mache, circular painted orange-vermilion, 2 3/4', painted lid with balloon and aeronaut over long building. This snuff box is taken from the Penn-Gaskell collection of 'ballooniana'. Public balloon ascents began to be held in pleasure gardens after the first successful balloon ascents in Paris, France, during 1783.

Details

Category:
Penn-Gaskell Collection
Object Number:
1946-134
type:
snuffbox
credit:
Penn-Gaskell Collection

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