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It carries the inscription Sir John Bruges (Brydges) of Coberly afterwards Lord Chandos Baron of Sudeley (Sudely), AETAETIS SVAE 21.

John Brydges, 1st Baron Chandos, became a prominent figure in the Tudor court and was lieutenant of the Tower of London during the earlier part of Mary I's reign.

Estimated at £10,000-20,000, it has come to auction from source with a direct line to the former owners of Stowe House. The same consignment has yielded 19 further lots for the sale which include a 39-piece vanity case by Albert Barker estimated at £1000-1500.

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