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Beautifully Detailed Solitaire Iris Flower Leaves Decorate Antique Silver-plated Patch Box
Patch Box with Irises


 
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Silver-plated patch box circa 1880's with beautifully detailed solitaire iris flower and leaves on textured background. Gold wash inside and comes with a mirror. 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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