J.P. Blanchard’s Balloons on Decorative Fan

 J.P. Blanchard’s Balloons on Decorative Fan

This decorative fan from the Kendall Collection depicts too the right and left a lady and gentleman watching one of J.P. Blanchard’s balloons in flight. The ivory sticks are intricately carved and gilded with images of people, cherubs, birds, and flowers.   

  • WEB14848-2015

  • Copyright/Owner: Smithsonian Institution
  • Source: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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