Framed, hand-decorated silk fan leaf. Center is decorated with a hand-painted scene of a Montgolfier balloon ascension. Left side is painted with a man aloft in a balloon with paddles. Right side is painted with a figure riding a flying horse. Entire leaf is embellished with hand-sewn silver sequins in a floral motif. Leaf appears to have been cut-down, and reverse is currently inaccessible.
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
- Leaf (H x W): 17.1 × 40cm (6 3/4 × 15 3/4 in.)
- 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 22.2 × 45.1 × 1.4cm (8 3/4 × 17 3/4 × 9/16 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
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