Hot-air balloons over countryside, 1785-1795.

Hot-air balloons over countryside, 1785-1795.
One snuff box, circular, 3 1.4' x 1'.Painted lid.Charles & Robert over crowd in woodland.Paintings on circular wooden snuff box lids. One picture is of a hydrogen balloon over a crowd in woodland. The other shows a hot-air balloon over a river and mill. Public balloon ascents began to be held in pleasure gardens after the first successful balloon trips in Paris during 1783.
 
Currently on display in:
Flight
Year made :
1785-1810
Inventory number :
1946-129