Teapot illustrated with a ballooning scene, late 18th century.

Made:
1783-1810 in Unknown place
maker:
Unattributed

One teapot in white and gold porcelain, 4" x 6". Obverse: Charles & Robert balloon in gold inscribed "Bon Voyage". Reverse, balloon with rudders, inscribed "Sic Itur Ad Astra".

One teapot in white and gold porcelain, 4' x 6'. Obverse: Charles & Robert balloon in gold inscribed 'Bon Voyage'. Reverse, balloon with rudders, inscribed 'Sic Iver Ad Astra'. 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 in 1783.

Details

Category:
Penn-Gaskell Collection
Object Number:
1946-161
type:
teapots
credit:
Penn-Gaskell Collection