The first hot air balloon was built by the french...In 1783, built and launched by the the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph and Ettienne.
Inspiration for this sign came from an antique hot air balloon ticket!It measures a huge 24" wide by 31" tall...the background isa creamy golden tan with cracking and chipping paintreavealing dark wood underneath.Five different hot air balloons hand paintedin faded red, blue, yellow and green...with faded and worn ornate lettering....
'de Jour et de Nuit'...."from day and night"
'Le Ballon"..."the Balloon"
'entree .50 centimes'...."entry 50 cents"
'La rue de Montreuil Folie Titon Paris France'
Handrubbed with waxfor the sheen of a fine French antique!