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A Galaxy of Embossed Stars Decorates an Antique Silver Plate Patch Box with Chain circa 1882
Galaxy of Embossed Stars with Chain


 
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Antique silver plate over brass patch box circa 1882 embossed with a multitude of tiny stars on the front and back. Beautifully patinaed with two-tone golden and silver coloration from almost 150 years of aging. Comes with original chain including pear shaped charm. The front has a central cartouche surrounded by leaf garlands. Has original beveled mirror inside in great shape. 1.75 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: $315.00

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