What is a court
plaster? Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a court plaster as: an
adhesive plaster especially of silk coated with isinglass and glycerin.
Etymology: from its use for beauty spots by ladies at royal courts.
A court plaster can
be compared to today's band-aid. If a lady pricked her finger while sewing,
she would put a court plaster on her finger and then carry on with her
silver court plaster case has an open top for easy access to the court
plasters it once held. The front has an embossed floral & chased design. It
was made by the Madalian Mfg. Co. of North Attleboro, MA circa 1900's.
The name "Nettie"
is hand engraved on the bottom front. Nettie most likely hung this case from
Normal wear. No damage.
2 3/4" x 3/4"
Mfg. Sterling, 393 (See photo on the left.)