Montgolfier Commemorative

Catalog No. 314

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text (Latin):
“Sic itur ad astra!”
(Thus you shall go to the stars!)
“Fortes Fortuna adjuvat!”
(Fortune favors the Brave!)
“Nec aspera terrent!”
(No fear of difficulties!)

This stein honors Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier, who successfully launched the first manned hot air balloon in 1783. Secondary text around the body lists the dates and locations of subsequent flights.

Price Range: $700-$900

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
     
SPG 314
SPG 314

 
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