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Two Doves Embossed on Oval French Sterling Silver Patch Box Circa 1900 (NEW)
Beautifully-detailed Embossed Sterling Silver Patch Box

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Two doves beautifully embossed on oval antique French sterling silver patch box made in 1900. Surrounding the birds on the top of the box are embossed a quiver with arrows, a torch, a ring and garlands of of arbutus leaves. The sides of the box are encircled with ribbons and arbutus leaves. Master silversmith's hallmark on the back rim of the box near the hinge. Measures 1.75 inches by 1 inch, and 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.
Our Price: $415.00

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