DescriptionA French Miniature Watercolor Silhouette of Jean Pierre Blanchard with Ballooning Motif, late 18th century
3-1/2 inches high x 2-3/4 inches wide (8.9 x 7.0 cm)
Presented in original gilt metal frame. This miniature painting on bone commemorates Blanchard's first balloon ascent in Paris on March 2nd, 1784. Blanchard went on to make a further sixty-five ascents, including the first crossing by balloon of the English Channel.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.
In generally good condition, vertical scratch near right margin which may be a crack, minor pigment rubbing to extreme edges, not examined outside of frame.
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