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

Small, round ivory snuff box. Lid is decorated with a balloon scene in the center. The balloon is of the Blanchard type with a parachute between the basket and the balloon and oars for rowing through the air. Scene appears to be reverse cut and painted into the glass, and then lined with blue silk. The scene is framed in a copper alloy and set into the lid. The interior of the box is lined with tortoise shell.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Box, Snuff


Overall (Dia. x W): 6.4 × 1.6cm (2 1/2 × 5/8 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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