Hot Air Balloon in miniature - it's a lightbulb! with a brass basket
Hot Air Balloon in miniature - it's a lightbulb! with a brass basketHot Air Balloon in miniature - it's a lightbulb! with a brass basket

Jill Orlov

$750.00

The Aeronauts movie inspired me to make a hot air balloon out of a large vintage light bulb called a Mazda lamp. That beautiful cobalt blue is stunning against the brass and copper parts.  

Other than the light bulb and the copper mesh holding it from floating away, all the other parts are made of brass: delicate metal mesh (basket), chain, "rope", gears, solid brass bars and rods, lamp banding, brass collar, brass chain and wire, even the tiny "ballast" in the tiny mesh bags are made of brass. 

Dimensions are 4" in diameter x 12" long