A selection of 'ballooniana' objects, late 18th century.

Made:
1783-1810 in France
maker:
Unattributed

Model of balloon, in glass and metal, 10", containing 4 scent bottles. French. With wooden travelling case, [contemporary, 30x16x16cm, inlay edge, some damage].

Model of balloon, in glass and metal, 10', containing 4 scent bottles.French. With wooden travelling case.The objects, from the Penn-Gaskell collection, are: a model of a balloon which opens up to reveal four scent bottles, two teapots, two snuff boxes and an ornamental plate. Public balloon ascents began to be held in pleasure gardens after the first successful balloon ascents in Paris in 1783.

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Details

Category:
Penn-Gaskell Collection
Object Number:
1946-150
type:
hot-air balloons
credit:
Penn-Gaskell Collection

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