First in a series of historic balloon ascents. Inside lid: "March 1784 Ascent at Strausberg by M. Adorne in a Montgolfiere balloon." Nothing inside of base. 2 3/8" round hinged box in excellent condition; however, the original presentation case is no longer available. It will come in a plain white gift box. Circa 1972.
Other boxes available in this series are London (Lunardi) 1811 Balloon Ascent, Paris (D'Arlandes) 1783 Balloon Ascent, Calais (Rozier) 1785 Balloon Ascent, and Hackney 1811 (Sadler) Balloon Ascent. (Note: there were 7 boxes in the original series).