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    Set of Four Hand-Painted Plates by J. Siguier Commemorating Early French Balloon Flights. 9.5", each signed "J. Siguier". The plates picture: the July 15, 1784 flight of the Duc de Chartres, the Roberts brothers, and Colin; the January 7, 1785 flight across the English Chanel by Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard and John Jeffries; the balloon flight marking the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte, December 2, 1804; and, the September 13, 1791 flight marking the acceptance of the French constitution by King Louis XVI. One plate is marked with a gold coronet above an "X" with a dot in each quadrant. The other three plates are just marked with the "X" and dots. All are fine and very attractive.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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