Box, Snuff


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Box, Snuff

Inventory Number


Physical Description

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.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Box, Snuff


Overall (Dia. x W): 7.6 × 3.2cm (3 × 1 1/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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