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驚鴻一瞥:克里斯托弗·科內及史丹利·J·西格的鄉間別墅收藏

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England, 18th century
PATCH BOX
the white enamel band along the rim on the lid inscribed 'RIEN D'AGREABLE LOIN DE VOUS', the inside of the lid applied with a circular mirror framed in gold
gold, agate, white enamel
wide: 4.1cm., 1 5/8 in.
Made circa 1760.
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Wartski, London

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‘The climax of facial adornment was, however, reached in the reign of Charles I, when patches made their first appearance and were immediately popular. In shapes – circles, squares, triangles, and lozenges were quickly augmented by the Maltese cross, crowns, rings, stars and the moon in its various phases . . . Such prodigality of size and distribution must have necessitated infinite repose of expression, for facial contortions would dislodge these adjuncts to beauty; indeed, it was to prepare for such a catastrophe that the patch-box was carried – to have ready a further supply.’ (The New York Times, 3 December 1911).

The fashion for beauty patches, worn to draw attention to the eyes, the lips or whichever part of the face the lady (or gentleman) wanted to emphasise, lasted well into the late 18th century, mainly in England and France. Made of different materials, such as moleskin or velvet, they were also used to cover skin irregularities and smallpox scars, as well as for conveying certain messages. They were typically kept in extravagant gold, hardstone or porcelain boxes, their interiors fitted with mirrors, similar to the agate example in the present lot.

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