National Air and Space Museum
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Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Overall (Dia. x W): 8.3 × 2.5cm (3 1/4 × 1 in.)
Round, dark wood snuff box. The wood is possibly mahogany. Lid is inset with a ballooning scene painted on ivory that is in a copper alloy frame and under glass. The scene represents the Montgolfier animal ascent from Versailles on September 19, 1783. The interior is lined in tortoise shell.