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(NEW) 19th Century Octagonal Sterling Silver Patch Box with Stunning Embossed Leaves and Flowers
(NEW) 19th Century Octagonal Sterling Silver Patch Box with Stunning Embossed Leaves and Flowers


 
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Rare and elegant octagonal 19th century sterling silver patch box with central cartouche surrounded by embossed rose sprays and a flower and leaves in each corner. Superbly decorated: top, bottom and all the corners. The back is embossed with musical instruments, ribbons, rose sprays and fanciful decorations. Has ring which allows it to be worn as a locket and three silver hallmarks. Original antique mirror inside the lid in perfect condition, which closes firmly with a satisfying snap. It is 1.5 inches across and 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: $420.00

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