Snuff box decorated with ballooning scene, late 18th century.

Image number: 10321753

Snuff box decorated with ballooning scene, late 18th century.

A snuff box from taken from the Penn-Gaskell collection of 'ballooniana'. Public balloon ascents began to be held in pleasure gardens after the first successful balloon trips in Paris during 1783. These events attracted huge crowds and led to an explosion of ballooniana, or balloon art, expressed in paintings, prints and decorated ceramics as well as many other forms.

Image number:
10321753
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 16:16
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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