Art Nouveau Quatrefoil French Patch Box with Stunning Embossed Flower

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(NEW) Gorgeous Embossed Edelweiss on Sterling Art Nouveau French Patch Box
Art Nouveau Quatrefoil French Patch Box with Stunning Embossed Flower


 
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Sterling silver antique Art Nouveau French patch box embossed with stunning singular edelweiss flower on front and beautiful floral sprays on the back and encircling the lid. Gold-wash inside box and two hallmarks around the rim of the lid. Had a ring which allows it to be worn as a locket. Rope braid encircling original beveled mirror. Please see photo where where mirror is missing parts of silver backing due to age. Feels substantial and good in the hand. It is 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: $395.00

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