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Antique Art Nouveau Flowers and Leaves Embossed on Silver Plated Patch Box
Antique Art Nouveau flowers and leaves embossed on silver plated patch box circa 1900. Wabi-sabi aging process beautifully reveals golden brass flowers and leaves under the silver plate. This very special patch box has heft and substance. The side and back are embossed with a reptile skin pattern surrounding a central fern leaf. Original mirror inside lid in excellent condition. 1.75 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.
Choice of 1/4 Solid Perfume
Antique Ambergris [Add $100.00]
Cuir de Gardenia
Parfum Privé [Add $175.00]
Wildflowers [Add $50.00]