Sterling Silver Patch Box

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Sterling Silver Patch Box with Repoussé Ivy Leaves
Sterling Silver Patch Box


 
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Patch box with finely-rendered repoussé ivy plant on front and back of the patch box. Art Nouveau from 1900's Two sterling silver boar's head hallmarks. Has a ring which allows it be worn as a locket. Interior houses the original beveled "fish-eye" mercury-glass mirror with some loss encircled with brass rope. Has 3 tiny hallmarks! 1.5 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: $360.00

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