Le Réveillon hot-air balloon brooch
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Brooch representing the first balloon of the Montgolfiers brothers that flew men. This jewel is of French artisanal manufacture, in silver 925‰.
Made in Roanne
This pin comes from the line AerostatThe new model, which features the impressive silhouettes and ornate patterns of the majestic balloons that marked the beginning of the history of aeronautics under Louis XVI. The famous hot-air balloons, but also charlières, rozières, airships, zeppelins... are all extraordinary machines that marked their time, and influenced popular culture until today, fuelled by the imagination of writers (one thinks for example of Jules Verne and his hero Phileas Fogg).
Thus the jewels of the aérostats line are at the crossroads of the imaginary and the dreamlike, of the steampunk universe, of travel and novels; impregnated with an atmosphere of the Age of Enlightenment, 18th - 19th century... If you are curious to know more about the atmosphere & the history of this line, it's here !
In this oval-shaped medallion is represented the first balloon to have officially transported men, the Marquis d'Arlande and Pilâtre de Rozier, on 21 November 1783 in Paris. This balloon would have been called "Le Réveillon II", in honor of Mr. Réveillon who had assisted the Montgolfier brothers in designing it. It had been preceded by a balloon a few weeks earlier, whose flight had been inaugurated with a sheep, a rooster and a duck on board.
The balloon is represented in relief (cameo technique), standing out against a textured background of clouds. The balloon is decorated with engraved motifs, notably representing fleurs-de-lis, the signs of the zodiac, the monogram of Louis XVI, and eagles with outstretched wings. This element is surrounded by a frame engraved with the symbolism of the sky: clouds, rainbow, rain, lightning, sun. On the back is engraved Res Mirum, the fixing is done by a classic pin system.
This spindle is 38 mm high and 28 mm wide.
The fixing is done by a classic pin system on the back.
This jewel is made of solid silver 925‰, manufactured by us in an artisanal way. We have designed it in an eco-responsible way, see our ethics for more information.
Finishing : We give the silver an antique patina to give the jewellery an antique cachet, and bring out the details of the patterns and engravings.
Packaging : The jewel is presented in a small velvet purse, slipped into a retro cardboard envelope closed with a wax seal with the initials of Res Mirum.
Maintenance and warranty : The ancient patina of this jewel will harmoniously accompany its ageing; there is no specific maintenance to be foreseen. Some precautions however can be useful to know, that you can discover in the heading interview.
We have manufactured it with the greatest care, and we guarantee it; please do not hesitate to consult our guarantee to find out everything.
Deadlines : Our jewels are dispatched under 1 to 4 working days, then forwarded normally in 2 working days (for metropolitan France) in letter followed or Colissimo with insurance according to your choice.
Postage and packing :
FRANCE & DOM-TOM : tracked letter 3€, colissimo with insurance 10€.
EUROPE : followed letter 6€, colissimo with insurance 18€.
WORLD : followed letter 7€, colissimo with insurance 31€.
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