English delftware pottery plate commemorating the balloon accent of Lunardi in 1784
English delftware pottery plate commemorating the balloon accent of Lunardi in 1784
English delftware pottery plate commemorating the balloon accent of Lunardi in 1784

English delftware pottery plate commemorating the balloon accent of Lunardi in 1784

c. 1784 London England

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An unusually large sized polychrome delftware plate showing the balloon assent of Vincenzo Lunardi in 1784. The image shows Lunardi in his balloon high in the sky over a house and trees with a fence. The rim is decorated with swags of flower sprays and a feather edged rim. Lunardi took as passengers his dog, cat and pigeon on his famous ascent.
Glaze loss at rim.
Private London Collection.
re. page 92-93 Michael Archer DELFTWARE the catalogue of the collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge England.
Dimensions
Diameter 10.25 (26.03 cm)
Stock Code
5927
Medium
delft delftware pottery tin glaze ceramic earthenware
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