QUEEN CAROLINE, MARY, COUNTESS OF BUTE AND THOMAS VISCOUNT NORTHLAND, LATER 5TH EARL OF RANFURLY  <BR />A mid 18th century novelty gold keg snuff box and a boy's sailor suit(2)
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QUEEN CAROLINE, MARY, COUNTESS OF BUTE AND THOMAS VISCOUNT NORTHLAND, LATER 5TH EARL OF RANFURLY
A mid 18th century Novelty Gold Keg snuff box and a boy's sailor suit
(2)
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,515) inc. premium

Lot Details
QUEEN CAROLINE, MARY, COUNTESS OF BUTE AND THOMAS, VISCOUNT NORTHLAND, LATER 5TH EARL OF RANFURLY
A mid 18th century novelty gold keg snuff box
In the form of a barrel with hinged cover, interior with engraved presentation inscription "The Gift of Caroline Queen of George II to Mary Countess of Bute who left it to her son William Archbishop of Armagh, the ends engraved "Thomas Viscount Northland, July 25th 1883," length 5.5cm, together with a child's navy blue sailor suit, comprising a jacket, a waistcoat and a pair of trousers, with paper label "First suit worn by Lord Northland, March 12 1886." (2)

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  • Mary Wortley Montagu (1718-1794) was the daughter of Sir Edward Wortley Montagu and Lady Mary Pierrepont, married in 1736, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, they had at least 9 children, and managed influential marriages for their daughters: Lady Mary (ca. 1741–1824), married James Lowther, later the 1st Earl of Lonsdale; Lady Anne (born ca. 1745) married Lord Warkworth, later the 2nd Duke of Northumberland; Lady Jane (ca. 1748–1828) married George Macartney, later the 1st Earl Macartney and Lady Caroline (before 1763–1813) married The Hon. John Dawson, later the 1st Earl of Portarlington.
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