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Sterling Silver Art Nouveau (circa 1900) Patch Box with Embossed Holly and Berries



 
This very special patch box from 1900 is embossed with holly leaves and berries on both sides.  Has a ring which allows it be worn as a locket. Interior houses the original beveled "fish-eye" mercury-glass mirror with some loss. Hallmarked.1.5 inches across, and the price includes 1/4 oz (8 ml) solid perfume of your choice. Patch boxes came into use during the 18th century at the court of Louis XV, where the use of "beauty patches" was popular. A beauty patch was made of gummed silk and was pasted on the skin as a "beauty mark" to emphasize a woman's facial feature, usually the cheek.
Our Price: $360.00

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