Patch box

Side view of a box showing the stone on the lid. Side view of a box showing the stone on the lid. Side view of a box showing the stone on the lid. Top view of a box showing the stone on the lid. Side view of a box showing the stone on the lid. Underside view of a box showing the natural patterning.
Side view of a box showing the stone on the lid. Side view of a box showing the stone on the lid. Side view of a box showing the stone on the lid. Top view of a box showing the stone on the lid. Side view of a box showing the stone on the lid. Underside view of a box showing the natural patterning.
Details
Object number
WCHL : 447
Country
Date
1770 - 1830

Description

An oval lidded box with a bezel-set cabochon knob of amethyst (?). Possibly a patch box, late 18th - early 19th century, patches of silk were worn on the face to emphasise the paleness of the skin and were fashionable in the 17th and 178th centuries. This natural plastic item forms part of the Worshipful Company of Horners collection.
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Dimensions
Width
50mm
Depth
30mm
Length
100mm
Colour