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Ivory snuff box with painted scene of a Blanchard hydrogen balloon ascent in 1784 inset into the lid. Scene is painted on ivory and under glass in a copper alloy frame. Reverse of the painting is lined in textile. Paper note identifying the scene is glued to the interior of the box.
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Overall (dia. x depth): 6 × 2.5cm (2 3/8 × 1 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
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