French Four-Piece Silver, Painted & Inlaid Wood Etui with Balloon Motif.
Size: Case 4 7/8 by 2 1/2 inches (12.4 by 6.4 cm.)
Marks: (boar's head); (eagle's head); (various)
Circa early 19th century
PROVENANCE: Bonhams, Fine Ballooning Art: The Property of a Gentleman, 16 December 1991, Lot. 37.
Condition: Single missing component to interior. Some darkening to lacquer, denting to thimble, scissors with losses and repair to handle. Wear commensurate with age and use.
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