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Elegant Embossed Flowers and Acanthus Leaves on Oval 19th Century Sterling Silver Patch Box
Elegant  Embossed Leaves and Flowers on Oval Case


 
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Extraordinary Oval 19th Century Sterling Silver Patch Box with embossed acanthus leaves and flowers. Superbly decorated both top and bottom. Central cartouche on the top surrounded by flower sprays and other fanciful decorations. The back is embossed with two shells connected with arabesque patterns. Beautiful botanical pattern encircling the box. Has ring which allows it to be worn as a locket and two hallmarks. Original beveled antique mirror inside the lid which closes firmly with a satisfying snap. It is 2 inches by 1.5 inches and 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: $410.00

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