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.

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 […]

M1: Unknown Man

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 […]

M5: Unknown pair

M5: Unknown pair

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 […]

P22: Margaret, Countess of Rothes

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 […]

P23: Jean Hay, Countess of Rothes

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 […]