Round snuff box. Base and lid made of a single piece of cross-cut wood. Lid is inset with a balloon scene that is relief carved into a piece of vegetable or hippo ivory with green coloring. The scene shows a crowd on the ground observing a balloon in the sky. The scene is in a gold-colored metal frame. The interior of the box is lined with tortoise shell.
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Overall (Dia. x W): 7.6 × 3.2cm (3 × 1 1/4 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
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