Large Sterling Silver Antique Patch Box

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Large Sterling Silver Antique Patch Box with Flowers
Large Sterling Silver Antique Patch Box with Flowers


 
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Sterling silver antique patch box beautifully decorated with rich texture on the top and sides of the box. The sides are finely chiseled and decorated with repoussé flowers and foliage. Central cartouche on the top is perfect for adding an engraving. French "Minerva" hallmark and made in the 1800's. Gold-wash and mirror inside box. 2 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: $295.00

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