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Precious Embossed Solitaire Rose and Leaves on Coin Silver 19th Century Patch Box
Precious Embossed Solitaire Rose and Leaves on Coin Silver 19th Century Patch Box


 
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Precious embossed solitaire rose and leaves on coin silver patch box, circa 1880's. The sides of box are decorated with a chain of deeply embossed roses and leaves. Perfect size and shape for a locket and has ring which allows it to be worn that way. Inner rim is stamped "800" and has two other silver hallmarks. Feels good in the handed and closes with a satisfying snap. Original beveled mirror inside is encircled by a golden rope. 1.3 inches across, and the price includes a smidge less than 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: $385.00

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