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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


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



Wear condition


Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


18th Century and Earlier


VAT status

Seller is VAT registered


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