DescriptionA French Bronze Portrait Medal of Balloonist Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier designed by Armand-Auguste Caqué, circa 1821
Bonhams, Fine Ballooning Art: The Property of a Gentleman, 16 December 1991, Lot. 27;
Acquired from the above.
Obverse with bust portrait of famed balloon enthusiast Montgolfier facing left flanked by arching ETIENNE MONTGOLFIER, CAQUE F below bust, reverse with script NÉ A VINDALON PRÈS ANNONAY EN M.DCC.XLV. MORT EN M.DCC.XCIX. GALERIE METALLIQUE DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. 1821.
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