Teapot illustrated with a ballooning scene, late 18th century.

Teapot illustrated with a ballooning scene, late 18th century.
One teapot in white and gold porcelain, 4' x 6'. Obverse: Charles & Robert balloon in gold inscribed 'Bon Voyage'. Reverse, balloon with rudders, inscribed 'Sic Iver Ad Astra'. From the Penn-Gaskell collection of 'ballooniana'. 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 :
1946-161