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 W): 5.4 × 1.6cm (2 1/8 × 5/8 in.)

Physical Description

Small, round ivory snuff box. Lid is not hinged, and has a Montgolfier balloon ascension scene painted on the surface. The fire and the tall poles to elevate the envelope before inflation are shown. The painting appears to be covered with varnish. The interior of the lid is lined with a white textile.



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