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A 223 year old miniature bust of a prominent early anti-slavery campaigner has emerged for sale.
The 5.5ins boxwood bust shows the Right Honourable Charles James Fox, a Whig statesman who was an arch rival of Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger.
Fox championed the abolition of the slave trade in the House of Commons, proposing the bill that passed into law as the Slave Trade Act in 1807.
A polarising figure, he also supported the French Revolution and the American patriots against the British.
The bust was made in 1797 by wax modeller George Leader, who had a workshop on Oxford Street, London.