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Art Nouveau Sterling Perfectly Round Patch Box by Henry Williamson, Birmingham, England circa 1898 Decorated with Waves and Arabesques
Art Nouveau Sterling Perfectly Round Patch Box by Henry Williamson, Birmingham, England  circa 1898 Decorated with Waves and Arabesques


 
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Beautiful Art Nouveau sterling perfectly round patch box made in 1898 by Henry Williamson of  Birmingham, England. The box is  decorated with etched waves and arabesques on the lid and all around the sides. Has a clean central cartouche on the lid with no engraving. Box has 4 hallmarks on the inside base of the box as well as 2 more hallmarks on the  interior lid rim.  Interior is lightly gold washed and has a mirror.  Feels good in the hand and closes with a satisfying snap! 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: $410.00

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