Heart-Shaped Sterling Silver Antique Patch Box
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Drop Dead Gorgeous German Heart-Shaped Sterling Silver Patch Box Circa 1900
Drop dead gorgeous German heart-shaped sterling silver patch box from 1900. Beautifully embossed with single rose and leaves in the middle of radiant star-burst pattern. Encircled by finely-detailed embossed rope pattern. Parade of embossed daisy flowers decorates the sides of the box. Hallmark on bottom and one hallmark and "Germany" on rim of lid. Vermeil interior. 1.6 inches across, 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.
Choice of 1/4 Solid Perfume
Antique Ambergris [Add $100.00]
Cuir de Gardenia
Parfum Privé [Add $175.00]
Wildflowers [Add $50.00]