Box, Patch


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


Box, Patch


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

Country of Origin


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.



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