Rare ballon interest horn box snuff box

Ref: SVR201806RSold

Rare George lll horn snuff box, circular with inset well painted panel depicting a hot air balloon above a country landscape with rustics waving and cows, c1795, possibly commemorating the third flight of Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American Dr John Jeffries crossing from English Channel from England, Dover Castle to Guines France, a well recorded event. Note inside box

Good condition

Diam 7.75 H2 cms

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