National Air and Space Museum
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Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Overall (dia. x depth): 6.4 × 3.2cm (2 1/2 × 1 1/4 in.)
Round cardboard and glass pin box. Lid has a design of a balloon surrounded by floral motifs done in metal pieces, mother of pearl, and paper that is sandwiched between a flat and a convex piece of glass. The words 'Emporte ma pensée' ("Carries my thoughts") are painted below the balloon. Rest of box is composed of thin cardboard. Sides are decorated in a Greek key pattern. Bottom of the interior of the box is lined in red paper. The bottom of the exterior of the box is lined in green paper.