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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]