An Eighteenth Century Battersea Bilston Patch Box. An oval box with a dark blue background and a raised spray of Pink roses on the top. Around the base is a complementing floral motif.
In very good condition. Fine Hinges with a good patina. Closes good and tight. Bright Vibrant Colors.
Measures approximately 1 ¾” x 1 ¼” x ¾” tall.
English, Enamel on Copper. Circa 1780.
Patches were the 18th century equivalent of beauty marks and were traditionally little pieces of gummed black silk taffeta or velvet used to draw attention to a particular facial feature and to flatter the complexion and to send covert signals.
Battersea Bilston English Enamel Patch Box – Blue Pink Rose – c 1790
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