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The custom of applying patches (beauty marks) to the face dates to the 16th-18th century to hide blemishes such as smallpox scars. They were kept in special patch boxes such as this. When popularity waned, the boxes carried on serving other cosmetic accessories. This example dates to about 1920, in the Art Deco style, decorated in guilloche, which at that time described geometric machining including “engine turning”. It is oval, 2 ¾” width with top and bottom identical but for the decoration. The bottom is embossed in a fine lattice and the top in an  intricate net pattern of swirls (engine turning). Excellent with fine patina. 

Stock Number: A7509


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Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


Extended Payment Plans

Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

Pay just $27.50 today with 3 additional monthly payments of $27.50.

Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. A deposit of 20% is required, following 11 equal monthly payments.

You'll need to add an additional $490.00 to your order to qualify.

All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
It's important that the payment schedule be followed. Your order will be shipped upon receipt of final payment.

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