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FS50: Three Day Fine Art Sale

A Victorian CB Group of Five To Major-General Charles Vyvyan Cox, CB. (1819-1903)

Auction Lot FS50/1069

A Victorian CB group of five to Major-General Charles Vyvyan Cox, CB. (1819-1903) Most Honourable Order of the Bath Companion's neck badge, 18ct gold and enamel, London 1870, Gwalior Star, Punnair 29th Dec, 1843, 'Lt CV Cox 3rd Bde. Bengal Artillery', Sutlej Medal with Sobraon and Ferozeshuhr clasps 'Lt CV Cox Horse Artillery', Punjab Medal with Chilianwala and Goojert clasps,'Lieut CV Cox Adt 2nd Bde H Arty' and India Service Medal, 'Lt -Major CV Cox 4th Tp 2nd Bde Bengal Arty', in a red leather case, together with a cased set of three miniatures, Punjab, Gwalior and India Service Medals, Victorian officer's dress sword in scabbard, Victorian ivory handled mameluke in scabbard, tin trunk containing No.1 Dress tunic and trousers with gold sash, sword belt, Ostrich plume in tin case, spurs and accessories, also two Carte de Visite Photographs of Major -General Cox in full No.1 uniform with full medal group and mameluke sword, together with a large pastel portrait of Charles Vyvyan Cox by Robert Faulkner circa 1853, half-length standing with brown wavy hair, blue eyes and mutton-chop sideburns and moustache, wearing Captain's uniform with India Campaign medals and dress sword, 99 x 81cm, and a portrait of his wife Charlotte Elizabeth Cox (daughter of JL Farr of North Cove Hall, Suffolk), three-quarter length standing, wearing pearl and jeweled necklace, a long ivory coloured gown with blue fringe and holding a pet dog, signed and dated 'Dickinson 1871', on porcelain, oval 44 x 30cm, in a mahogany and glazed case.

A Victorian CB Group of Five To Major-General Charles Vyvyan Cox, CB. (1819-1903) (FS50/1069) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 13th July 2021 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A Victorian CB group of five to Major-General Charles Vyvyan Cox, CB. (1819-1903) Most Honourable Order of the Bath Companion's neck badge, 18ct gold and enamel, London 1870, Gwalior Star, Punnair 29th Dec, 1843, 'Lt CV Cox 3rd Bde. Bengal Artillery', Sutlej Medal with Sobraon and Ferozeshuhr clasps 'Lt CV Cox Horse Artillery', Punjab Medal with Chilianwala and Goojert clasps,'Lieut CV Cox Adt 2nd Bde H Arty' and India Service Medal, 'Lt -Major CV Cox 4th Tp 2nd Bde Bengal Arty', in a red leather case, together with a cased set of three miniatures, Punjab, Gwalior and India Service Medals, Victorian officer's dress sword in scabbard, Victorian ivory handled mameluke in scabbard, tin trunk containing No.1 Dress tunic and trousers with gold sash, sword belt, Ostrich plume in tin case, spurs and accessories, also two Carte de Visite Photographs of Major -General Cox in full No.1 uniform with full medal group and mameluke sword, together with a large pastel portrait of Charles Vyvyan Cox by Robert Faulkner circa 1853, half-length standing with brown wavy hair, blue eyes and mutton-chop sideburns and moustache, wearing Captain's uniform with India Campaign medals and dress sword, 99 x 81cm, and a portrait of his wife Charlotte Elizabeth Cox (daughter of JL Farr of North Cove Hall, Suffolk), three-quarter length standing, wearing pearl and jeweled necklace, a long ivory coloured gown with blue fringe and holding a pet dog, signed and dated 'Dickinson 1871', on porcelain, oval 44 x 30cm, in a mahogany and glazed case.

Notes

Charles Vyvyan Cox was born in 1819in Stockland, Devonshire, the second son of the late Rev. John Cox, rector of Cheddington and Vicar of Stockland-cum-Dalwood and of Martha Rowe. He was educated at King's School, Sherborne and Addiscombe Academy before entering the Bengal Artillery in 1838. Serving as a Subaltern he fought in both the Gwalior Campaign 1843-44 and the Sutlej campaign 1845-46 where he was wounded at the battle of Moodkee During the Punjab Campaign 1848-49 he served as a Brigade Major of Horse Artillery and was mentioned in dispatches. He became Captain in 1853 and took part in operations in Rawalpindi and Peshawar during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1860 and then Colonel in 1863, he married his wife Charlotte Elizabeth Cox (nee Farr) in 1864, before becoming a Companion of the Bath in 1874. He died in 1903, St George, Hanover Square, London and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.

Price Realised

£8,200

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Oddities

Sale Information

FS50: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 13th July 2021
Wednesday, 14th July 2021
Thursday, 15th July 2021

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 10:00am on Wednesday, 14th July 2021 as part of the Pictures, Ceramics, Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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