Large Sterling Silver Antique Patch Box

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Gorgeous Embossed Carnations Decorate A Large Silver Plate Patch Box From the 1800's
Gorgeous Embossed Carnations Decorate A Large Silver Plate Patch Box From the 1800's


 
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Three repoussé carnations, with their leaves and stems, embossed on the top of a large silver plate antique patch box from 1800's. The back of the box is embossed with garlands of roses, patterns of waves and fanciful arabesques. The sides are finely chiseled and decorated with repoussé flowers and foliage. Mirror inside in great condition. Comes with a ring which allows it to be worn as a pendant. 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: $370.00

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