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): 8.3 × 2.5cm (3 1/4 × 1 in.)

Physical Description

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.



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