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A Georgian Glass Patch Stand C1780

A Georgian Glass Patch Stand C1780

A Georgian Glass Patch Stand C1780

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About this item

Bowl : Lipped tray
Stem : Two ball knops
Foot : Conical and folded
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight: 45grams
To hold silk or velvet patches, and known as mouches. These were used to hide the scars left from small pox and also the blemishes caused by lead oxide used to whiten the skin. The positionining of patches on a ladies face was an indicator as to her thinking and marital prospects. In the case of men their political allegiances. Tories would wear a patch on the right of their face below the eye, whigs to the left.
(One can but suppose that Corbyn could be wearing a patch somewhere on his left shoulder, adjacent to the chip.) Rob, please no politics. Availability: 1

Additional dimensions information:

6.2cm diameter, 4.5cm diameter foot

Dimensions

W6.2 x H3.6 x D6.2 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Date of manufacture

1700s

Place of origin

United Kingdom

Period

18th Century and Earlier

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

22544495
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