National Air and Space Museum
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Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Overall (dia. x depth): 6 × 2.5cm (2 3/8 × 1 in.)
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.