Measurements: 3" diameter x 3/4" depth - solid brass in very fine condition - c. 18013
Rt. Hon. Charles James Fox (1749-1806), arch rival of William Pitt the Younger and prominent Whig politician, was a leading anti-slavery campaigner and staunch opponent of George III whom he regarded as an aspiring tyrant. He supported both the American and French revolutions and aired extreme views forcefully and eloquently in parliamentary career lasting thirty-eight years. He served briefly as Britain’s first Foreign Secretary in Rockingham’s administration in 1782 and, held the same post again in 1806 after Pitt’s death and prior to own in September of the same year.
18th Century Brass Snuff Box: Charles James Fox