Box, Snuff


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, Snuff


Overall (dia. x depth): 6 × 2.5cm (2 3/8 × 1 in.)

Physical Description

Ivory snuff box with painted scene of a Blanchard hydrogen balloon ascent in 1784 inset into the lid. Scene is painted on ivory and under glass in a copper alloy frame. Reverse of the painting is lined in textile. Paper note identifying the scene is glued to the interior of the box.



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