National Air and Space Museum
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Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Overall (Dia. x W): 5.4 × 1.6cm (2 1/8 × 5/8 in.)
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.