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Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Patch Box from 1900 Exquisitely Embossed with 2 Finely-Articulated Carnation Flowers
Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Patch Box from 1900 Exquisitely Embossed with 2 Finely-Articulated Carnation Flowers


 
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Sterling silver Art Nouveau patch box from 1900 exquisitely embossed with 2 finely-articulated carnation flowers. Gorgeous back of case festooned with various blooming flowers.  Ornate abstract embossed pattern around the edge of the box. Has ring which allows it be worn as a locket. Box has 2 hallmarks on the  interior lid rim.  Interior is lightly gold washed, with the original beveled mirror in perfect shape. 1.5 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. See example of antique patches in picture below.
Our Price: $415.00

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