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Rare Octagonal 19th Century Sterling Silver Patch Box with Stunning Embossed Faun, Leaves and Flowers
Rare Octagonal 19th Century Sterling Silver Patch Box with Stunning Embossed Faun, Leaves and Flowers


 
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Rare and elegant octagonal 19th century sterling silver patch box with central cartouche surrounded by the head of a faun, flower sprays and other fanciful decorations. Superbly decorated: top, bottom and all the edges. The back is embossed with a musical instrument and urn along with flowers sprays and fanciful decorations. Beautiful botanical pattern encircling the box and the back of the case. Has ring which allows it to be worn as a locket and two hallmarks. Original antique mirror inside the lid in perfect condition, which closes firmly with a satisfying snap. It is 1.5 inches across 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: $405.00

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