South Staffordshire enamel ballooning patch box, circa 1785
Lot 133
South Staffordshire enamel ballooning patch box, circa 1785
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,400 - 2,000
withdrawn
Lot Details
South Staffordshire enamel ballooning patch box, circa 1785
Of circular shape with moulded side the lid decorated with spectators watching a balloon ascending, the large gondola with three men and flags, inscribed, 'Air Balloon', 4.7cm wide (some restoration)

Footnotes

  • This box probably commemorates the first flight over the English Channel that took place on 7 January 1785

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  • Please note that this lot has been withdrawn
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