Egg-Shaped Jewelry Box with Painted Ship & Windmill
- $ 345.00
- $ 345.00
- Unit Price
A small egg-shaped porcelain jewelry casket painted with a wonderful scene depicting a ship sailing along the shoreline with a windmill in the distance. The porcelain is a tender robin's egg blue. The scene is painted with shades of orange over white, framed in white enamel flourishes. A band of brass girds the box with its original hinge and latch. The pearly glass interior is signed "21" in gold paint. A flat bottom and stable weight make this box perfect for storing small, precious items on your vanity table. Circa 1890.
The patch box originated in the 18th Century during the reign of Louis XV. Used to store patches and bits of gummed black taffeta worn by fashionable people to emphasize the beauty of their skin or to cover blemishes, the term patch box has come to refer to many types of small, decorative boxes.
Details.....The box measures 1.78" in diameter and 3" tall. In Good Antique Condition, with scuffing and signs of wear but no chipping. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels; we consider it part of their charm.