Charles James Fox (1749-1806), politican. A commemorative brass box.
The 19th century box, which is in excellent condition, measures 3ins [8cm] in diameter and is 1in [2.5cm] deep. The twist off lid has a pressed design with a portrait bust of the prominent politician and opponent of Warren Hastings and organiser of his trial following his impeachment. The sides of the box are decorated with a Greek key pattern. Fox introduced bills in Parliament to reform the East India Company. The box, probably made in Birmingham, is similar to a few others which we have handled over the years: the more common ones are of Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington and we had others with portraits of William Pitt the Younger and George III. The box came to us from a dispersal sale of property which had belonged to the Birdwood family.
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