Box, Patch

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Box, Patch

Dimensions

Overall (Dia. x H): 5.4 × 2.9cm (2 1/8 × 1 1/8 in.)

Country of Origin

France

Physical Description

Round porcelain patch box with three feet and lid. Porcelain is thin and lid is not hinged. Transfer print of a balloon on the lid with the caption 'Mr. Sadler and Capt Paget / Aug. 12, 1811.' The flight was made by James Sadler and Captain Paget of the Royal Navy from the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney, London, with the balloon decorated to celebrate the birthday of King George III.

Type

ART-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A20140440000

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