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Ornately Enameled Flowers, Buds and Leaves on 800 Silver and Niello Antique Patch Box (NEW)
Ornately Enameled Flowers, Buds and Leaves on 800 Silver and Niello Antique Patch Box (NEW)


 
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Spectacular 800 silver antique patch box with multi-colored enameled flowers, leaves and buds on all surfaces:front, back and sides. In perfect condition except two tiny spots of missing niello the left side toward the front of the patch box, visible in the third and fourth picture below. Has two silver hallmarks rim of lid and two hallmarks in the base along with an 800 mark. Original antique beveled is charmingly cloudy and there is a gold wash inside. This patch box feels substantial i the hand. It is 1.9 inches across, and the price includes 1/4 oz (7.5 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: $445.00

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