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.
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.
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.
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’
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 […]
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.
13 x 8ins. Printed copperplate, signed by the Earl Marshal with Queen Victoria’s signature at the head. Summons dated 9th May 1838, addressed to Charlotte Julia, widow of 13th Earl, to the Coronation of Queen Victoria on 28th June 1838. Text of summons as above.
Margaret Leslie, Lady Balgonie (b. 1620) By unknown artist, pair to M2 Oil on card 2 ins. Elder daughter of John, 6th Earl of Rothes she married: 1. Alexander Leslie, Lord Balgonie 2. Francis, 2nd Earl of Buccleuch 1646 3. David, 2nd Earl of Wemyss 1652
Unknown man, 1610 By unknown artist. Oil miniature oval 1 1/2 ins Black doublet, white collar, brown hair, green background, Inscribed: Aetatis 21 Anno 1610 This has been called the Duke of Rothes (7th Earl) but he was not born until c.1630, nor could it be the 6th Earl, as he was under 14 in […]
By unknown artist, c.1590 Watercolour on card, 2 1/4 ins. Almost monochrome in appearance, black, white and brown, with lost touches of gilding worn off leaving a pale yellow base. Inscription on lady’s miniature: D*M*L*L* Inscription on man’s miniature: ? H H ? – Aetatis -. Said to be Hamiltons but more likely Andrew, 5th […]
By unknown artist Oil on copper 2 1/2 ins. Red face, brown hair. The features bear a strong resemblance to the painting by L. Schuneman in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Mary Leslie, Countess of Eglington (b. 1621) By unknown artist, pair to M3 Oil on card 2 ins. Younger daughter of John, 6th Earl of Rothes, married 1635 Hugh, 7th, Earl of Eglington.
By Gustavus Hamilton, signed ‘GH/1760’ Watercolour on ivory, 1 2/3rd ins. Red dress, purple and white flowers in hair, grey background.
By unknown artist Watercolour on card, 1 1/2 ins. Wearing blue coat. The features resemble the miniature of 6th Earl attributed to Zincke in the collection of the Earl of Haddington
Silhouette by William Hamlet. Black and white watercolour on brown card 3 ins. Inscribed ‘SURRY’ on epaulette and on reverse: ‘George Earl of Rothes/The gift of Lady Mary Leslie’ (his aunt)
By Gervase Spencer, signed ‘GS/17(?)’ Watercolour on ivory, 1 1/3rd ins. Black Vandykian costume. The sitter resembles the older boy in a group portrait called ‘The Children of the 10th Earl’
By John Smart, signed ‘JS/!763’ Watercolour on ivory 1 1/3 ins. Red coat, blue facings, blue shadows on face. The uniform suggests a Royal regiment and the Earl was an Ensign in the 3rd Regiment of Footguards
By unknown artist Watercolour on card 3 3/4 X 2 3/4 ins. White dress pale green background. Daughter of the 13th Earl of Rothes, married 1830, Major Augustus Wathen.
By John Baptiste de Medina Oil on canvas 49 x 40 ins. Blue dress, red drape, sunset background. Inscribed: ‘Margaret/Countess of Rothes, Eldest/Daughter + heir of John, Duke of Rothes/Married to Chas, 5th Earl of Haddington.’ Margaret was the daughter of the 7th Earl and therefore 8th in succession, her son therefore became the 9th […]
By John Baptiste de Medina and his studio Oil on canvas 49 x 40 ins. Blue dress, pink drape and blue sky. Possibly old Leslie House with Italian garden in the background. Inscribed: ‘Lady Jean Hay/2nd daughter of John 2nd Marqs. of Tweedale/Married to John, 8th Earl of Rothes’. Lady Jean Hay was the daughter […]
Attributed to Laporte. Gouache 19 x 24ins. Cleaned and treated with fungicide June 1978 by Miss Jane McAusland who attributed the picture to Nattes.
By Edward Halliday, signed and dated 1947. Oil on canvas 21 x 26 ins. Lady Jean Mckenzie, Lady Eve Mackworth-Young and Lord Leslie painted by the River Wylye.
Upholstered armchair from Sotheby’s sale, Tyningham 1987. Believed to have been made by Charles ll’s court chairmaker, probably for the Duke of Rothes, and to have been at Tyningham since that time.
The Duke of Rothes died at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, 1681. His body was transported back to Leslie House, Fife, for internment in the family vault. The order of precedence in the procession for the many civil and military bodies wishing to be represented was laid down by The Lord Lyon and published in four […]
John, 9th Earl of Rothes, eldest son of Maragret, 8th Countess in her own right. Oval in a square, 5 x 4 1/2ins. Incorrectly entitled 7th Earl but undoubtedly 9th by comparison with P19, P27 & P29.
Taken from the Reynolds portrait. Two copies, engraved by J. McArdell. 20 x 13 1/2ins.
John, 6th Earl of Rothes. 6 x 4 1/2ins. Full length. Latin inscription dated 1625. Another, oval on a square, head and shoulders. 5 x 4ins. From a drawing in the possession of A.H. Sutherland, published 1816 by T.Rodd of London.
A view of Leslie House. 11 1/4 x 9ins. Published by W. Miller, 1803. Another copy of the above. 7 1/4 x 10ins. With legend, probably as the house was before the fire 1763. Distant view of Leslie House (Web opening page) 5 x 7ins. After the fire 1763