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Extraordinary and Rare Embossed Face of a Faun, Leaves and Flowers on 19th Century Sterling Silver Patch Box
Extraordinary and Rare Embossed Face of a Faun, Leaves and Flowers on 19th Century Sterling Silver Patch Box


 
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Extraordinary and Rare 19th Century Sterling Silver Patch Box with central cartouche surrounded by the head of a faun, flower sprays and other fanciful decorations. Superbly decorated both top and bottom. The back is embossed with musical instruments and leaves. Beautiful botanical pattern encircling the box. Has ring which allows it to be worn as a locket and one hallmark. Original antique mirror inside the lid in perfect condition, which closes firmly with a satisfying snap. It is 1.75 inches diameter and holds 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: $410.00


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