A selection of 'ballooniana' objects, late 18th century.

A selection of 'ballooniana' objects, late 18th century.
Model of balloon, in glass and metal, 10', containing 4 scent bottles.French. With wooden travelling case.The objects, from the Penn-Gaskell collection, are: a model of a balloon which opens up to reveal four scent bottles, two teapots, two snuff boxes and an ornamental plate. Public balloon ascents began to be held in pleasure gardens after the first successful balloon ascents in Paris in 1783.
 
Currently on display in:
Flight
Year made :
1783-1810
Inventory number :
1946-150