FINE ANTIQUE ENGRAVED OLD Q WILLIAM DOUGLAS SNUFF BOX 18 C. Length 10,5cm, Height 1,75cm, Width 5,5cm. Slight wear from use. A fine antique brass snuff box of flat rounded shape with a hinged cover finely engraved with the figure of William Douglas, Third Earl March and Fourth Duke of Queensbury who is his lifetime gained a reputation as’a disgusting old lecher, a rake who never married but who had a penchant for young girls, particularly dark, Italian, ones. He was also a prodigious drinker, a keen follower of horse racing, and an inveterate gambler. In 1778 he became known as’Old Q’ and the name is also engraved to the cover of the snuff box. We cannot and will not declare items below the sale value. This item has been fully inspected in house. All items are researched thoroughly by our experts who have accumulated over 30 years of experience, we check authenticity and provenance in line with the strict standards of our Xupes Promise. 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This item is in the category “Collectables\Tobacciana & Smoking Supplies\Snuff Boxes”. The seller is “xupesartandantiques” and is located in Hertfordshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- MPN: Does not apply
- Item Condition: Slight wear from use
- Model: FINE ANTIQUE ENGRAVED OLD Q WILLIAM DOUGLAS SNUFF BOX 18 C.
- Age: Circa 1778
- Gender: Unisex
- Item Reference: MT1610560