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Louis XVI agate and gold patch box
Louis XVI agate and gold patch box - Objects of Vertu Style Louis XVI Louis XVI agate and gold patch box - Louis XVI agate and gold patch box - Louis XVI
Ref : 81926
4 600 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Hardstone and gold
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Louis XVI agate and gold patch box

Large 18th century make-up box. It is made of agate. Octagonal in shape, it has a rose gold setting, with chiseled foliage decorations on an amati background. It opens with hinges on three compartments, two of which are opening and surrounded by gold, with the same decorations. One housed flies, the other received the eyeshadow. A third receives his small brush. The lid is dark with its vintage mercury mirror. Hallmark of Paris for 1780-1789. dimensions: 8 cm X 6 cm by 2 cm high. Gross weight: 123 g If the use of flies was already known in the XVIIth century, and was the subject of a very precise use, by masking the impurities of the skin, it is in the XVIIIth century that they will become the symbols of the finery of the Ladies of the court. They all had evocative names: Near the eye, she is called the murderer or the passionate, at the corner of the mouth, she is the fucker, under the lip she becomes flirtatious, on the majestic forehead, on the play gallant, on a button the receiver, on the discreet chin .

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