Clan Leslie Charitable Trust

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Silver, Swords and Watches
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S55. Wine Funnel & S82 Wine Funnel Stand

Silver Wine Funnel made by John Leslie, Aberdeen, c.1800. Also Wine funnel Stand by J. Leslie c.1775

S59 Silver Beaker

George lll silver beaker by John Leslie, Aberdeen, c.1780.
Maker's mark punched twice.

S71 Fish Server

George lll fish server by JohnLeslie, Aberdeen, c.1795.

S84 Chafing Dish

A George lll Scottish silver chafing dish and cover, of circular form, ebony turned handle, knopped handle to cover, crested lid and interior. 23cm diam. Ker & Dempster, Edinburgh 1753.

Believed to be a celebratory memento for the 10th Earl of Rothes on his investiture as a Knight of The Order of the Thistle 29 March 1753.

Ex Murray Collection.

S85 Sugar Tongs

A pair of George lll sugar tongs by John Leslie, Aberdeen, c.1780. 4.5cm long. Bright cut engraved arms.

Illustrated: James I.E., The Goldsmiths of Aberdeen (pl. 12) 1981.

Ex Murray Collection.

S86 Sugar Bowl

A George lll sugar bowl by John Leslie, Aberdeen, c.1798. Threaded handle on to an oval base with threaded border and bright cut detail, cartouche with engraved initials, bright cut oval foot.

Illustrated: James I.E., The Goldsmiths of Aberdeen,(pl.12) 1981.

Ex Murray Collection.


SW1. Long Sword

A ceremonial or presentation Turkish Tulwar long sword, late 18th/early 19th century, silver gilt hilt. The scabbard with silver gilt mounts set with turquoise beads, lion's head hilt, swedish blade.

SW2. Cavalry Sword

A cavalry officer's sword with presentation inscription to The Earl of Rothes, silver gilt embossed hilt with two portraits and silver gilt scabbard. London 1812, the scabbard inscribed H. Gill and Co. Princes Street, London, together with original case and crossbelts.
Inscription reads:"Presented by the QUARTER MASTERS, non-commisioned OFFICERS & PRIVATES of the REGIMENT of Surry YEOMEN CAVALRY & RIFLEMEN as a token of the great Esteem & regard they entertain for their COLONEL, the Right Hon.ble, the EARL OF ROTHES, as an OFFICER & a NOBLEMAN."
Sword illustrated in portrait of George, 13th Earl of Rothes by Robert Dighton. (P3)

SW3. Dress Sword

A George V dress sword, worn by Malcolm, 20th Earl of Rothes.

SW4 Hunting Dirk

A small hunting sword or dirk once belonging to the 9th Earl of Rothes (1675-1722).The name 'Rothes' and the family crest are etched on to the blade which may have been cut down from a larger ceremonial sword. The blade dates from late 17th to early 18th century, the handle is a later addition.


Wtch1. Half Hunter Pocket Watch

A gentleman's 18ct gold Half Hunter pocket watch with 13 jewel keyless English 3/4 plate lever movement, signed on the dial and movement P. Orr Madras No 50966, engraved on inner dome 'Pres to Hon H. Leslie 1888 etc.' Case hallmark London, 1887/88. Engraved on the back with Rothes Crest.

Wtch2. Chronometer

A gunmetal pocket watch/chronometer, given to her husband by Noel on their wedding and inscribed on the back 'N to R 19th April 1900'

Wtch3. Titanic Watch.

A silver pocket watch presented to A/B Thomas Jones by The Countess of Rothes. Inscribed 'April 15th 1912 from the Countess of Rothes.' Jones's initials on the back. A token of her regard for his gallant behaviour during the Titanic disaster.

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