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Brass Patch box circa 1880's with Beautifully Detailed Iris Flower, Buds and Leaves
Brass Patch Box with Irises


Brass patch box circa 1880's with beautifully detailed iris flower, buds and leaves on textured background. One of a kind patch box. Embossed arabesque lines encircle a central textured triangle design on bottom of case. Mirror inside is original. 1.5 inches across, holds 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: $230.00

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