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Sterling Silver Antique Patch Box with Exquisite Flower and Baby Rose Sprays - SOLD
Sterling Silver Antique Patch Box with Exquisite Flower and Baby Rose Sprays - SOLD


 
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Very beautiful! Sterling silver patch box with exquisite embossed solitaire flower. Back is festooned with sprays of embossed baby roses and ornate wave patterns. Pairs of baby roses around the edge of the box opening. Has ring which allows it be worn as a locket. Box is hall-marked on the rim. Interior is gold washed and houses a very aged and distorted original mirror. 1.5 inches across, holds 1/4 oz. (7.5 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: $330.00


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