Plate - Hot Air Balloon No. 3 (Montgolfiers at Versailles) - Faïencerie d’Art de Malicorne Pottery

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A Malicorne plate commemorating The Montgolfier brothers hot air balloon, which flew over Versailles on September 19, 1783.

The Montgolfiers sent a hot air balloon with the first living creatures (a sheep, a duck and a rooster) aloft from Versailles on September 19, 1783.
The flight lasted 8 minutes and was witnessed by the French king, Marie Antoinette and a crowd of 130,000.

Since 1924, The Faïencerie d’Art de Malicorne has been continuing the tradition of local Malicorne craftsmen and producing fine decorative pottery in the Malicorne style. Each piece of Malicorne pottery is created by hand from preparing the clay, making the molds including the openwork which are carried out by hand using traditional tools to the hand painted designs which pay tribute to the decorative works of the Rouen and Nevers schools. Each piece of Malicorne pottery created by The Faïencerie d’Art de Malicorne is signed by the pottery guaranteeing the piece’s authenticity.

Hand crafted and hand painted in France. 

Size: 9.5 inch

Colors in photograph are close but may not represent true colors.

PREORDER FROM FRANCE. 
Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.