Ballooning scenes on china, late 18th century.

1783-1810 in Europe

One shallow bowl in Bristol Delft china, blue and white, 9", showing aeronaut with flags.

One shallow bowl in Bristol Delft china, blue and white, 9', showing aeronaut with flags.The scene on the plate in French blue and white faience shows a hydrogen balloon over a village. The bowl in blue and white Bristol Delft china shows a balloon with flags and two aeronauts. Public balloon ascents began to be held in pleasure gardens after the first successful balloon ascents in Paris during 1783.

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Penn-Gaskell Collection
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hot-air balloons
Penn-Gaskell Collection

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