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Embossed Crane and Nest Festooned with Stars Decorate Antique Silver Plated Patch Box
Embossed Crane and Nest Festooned with Stars Decorate Antique Silver Plated Patch Box


 
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Embossed with a  beautiful crane and nest with hatchlings,  this very special antique silver plate patch box is embossed with tiny stars and leaf garlands on the front and back. Has a ring which allows it be worn as a locket. Interior is gold washed and houses the original "fish-eye" mirror and closes with a satisfying snap. 1.75 inches across, and the price includes 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.
Our Price: $305.00


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