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Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry - Presentation Snuff box, 1885
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Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry - Presentation Snuff box, 1885

Measurements: 7.4cm (3in) x 4.8cm (2in) x 1.8cm (0.7in)

£675

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Silver. Of rectangular form with chased borders, engine turned decoration to the hinged lid  enclosing a cartouche inscribed, ‘Presented to / W.C.H. Jones / The best Swordsman in / Capt. N.W. Apperley’s TroopM.Y.Cy. / 1885’.  Maker’s mark of George Unite. Hallmarked 1885.

The donor of the present box, Captain Newton Wynne Apperley, M.V.O., J.P. (1846-1925), was the debonair private secretary to the 7th and 8th Marquesses of Londonderry from 1879. Born in Australia, he was commissioned Lieutenant in the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry in 1881. In later life he was instrumental in the royal visits of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to Lord Londonderry’s seats Mountstuart and Wynyard Park, Co. Durham. His Hunting Diary was posthumously published in 1926. The recipient of the box, Sergeant W.C.H. Jones was a gunmaker, of Newtown, North Wales. 

 
 
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