Plate with godronné edge in earthenware of Varages or Moustiers with polychrome decoration of small fire representing the ascencion of Charles and Robert* in a hot air balloon, on the wing vertical bands in the imitation of a ribbon with incised foliage surrounded by ivy.
Manufacture of Ferrat, 18th century.
Diameter : 25,4 cm.
See Nelly Fouchet, Faïences Patriotiques, Faïences au ballon contemporaines de premiers vols aéronautiques" cover page and page 21 Fig. III (32).
*December 1, 1783, Charles Robert and his younger brother take off from the Jardin des Tuileries in a hydrogen balloon.
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