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Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Patch Box from 1900 with Exquisite Embossed Carnation Flower in Various States of Blooming
Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Patch Box from 1900 with Exquisite Embossed Carnation Flower in Various States of Blooming


 
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Sterling silver Art Nouveau patch box from 1900 exquisitely embossed with finely-articulated carnation. Gorgeous back of case festooned with various stages of a blooming carnation flower.  Ornate abstract embossed pattern around the edge of the box. Has ring which allows it be worn as a locket. Box has 2 hallmarks on the rim and another one on the side.  Interior is lightly gold washed, with the original beveled mirror in perfect shape. 1.5 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. See example of antique patches in picture below.
Our Price: $395.00


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