A VICTORIAN CARTRIDGE BOX
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SIR JASPER MORE'S PARLIAMENTARY BLACK DISPATCH BOX

ATTRIBUTED TO BARROW, HEPBURN AND GALE, CIRCA 1960

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SIR JASPER MORE'S PARLIAMENTARY BLACK DISPATCH BOX
ATTRIBUTED TO BARROW, HEPBURN AND GALE, CIRCA 1960
Gilt embossed and covered with canvas simulated leather, with the cypher of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and inscribed 'J. MORE.'; together with a staff inscribed 'Vice Chamberlain of the Household/Jasper More 1970-1971' and a coronation footstool
Dispatch box: 4 ½ in. (11 .5 cm.) high; 18 in. (46 cm.) wide; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) deep

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Sir Jasper More KB DL JP (1907-1987) served as Member of Parliament for Ludlow from 1960-1979, in which time he served as Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty’s Household from 1970-71. A now purely political role, the Vice-Chamberlain’s main duty is to act as Government Whip alongside delivering weekly reports of parliamentary affairs to the Sovereign. He was knighted on his retirement from politics in 1979. A black Dispatch Box by Barrow, Hepburn and Gill, from the Collection of the Right Honourable the Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, LG, OM, FRS sold in December, 2015 at Christie’s for £35,000.

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