DescriptionA Painted Porcelain and Gilt Metal Drawer Pull with Ballooning Motif, late 18th-early 19th century
2-3/8 h x 1-3/8 w x 2-7/8 d inches (6.0 x 3.5 x 7.3 cm) (knob & stand)
Bonhams, Fine Ballooning Art: The Property of a Gentleman, 16 December 1991, Lot. 45;
Acquired from the above.
The porcelain plaque framed by beaded border, ground depicting balloon in flight over port, BLANCHARD arching overhead.
The Blanchard text to the illustration relates to Jean-Pierre Blanchard, a French nobleman, inventor, and balloon enthusiast.
Metal relacquered, knob mounted to wooden stand, errant scratching, with wear commensurate with age and use.
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