Big game hunter's prizes to go under hammer

The contents of the Castle Douglas mansion owned by one of the first big game hunters in Africa are to go under the hammer.

Dick Cunninghame mixed with Royalty and counted an American president among his clients.

His former home, Hensal House in Castle Douglas is full of rare souvenirs from his dangerous adventures and they will now be auctioned off. Some of the pieces are below:

A 19th century pearl and diamond chatelaine and pocket watch Estimate: £6,000-8,000 Credit: Bonhams

A Chinese flambé vase of 'Fanghu' form bearing a Qianlong six character seal mark and of the period (1736-95). Estimate: £6,000-8,000

A Chinese flambé vase of 'Fanghu' form Credit: Bonhams

A Roman banded alabaster trapezophoros terminal,** circa 3rd Century A.D., **Estimate: £8,000-12,000

Alabaster Lionhead Credit: Bonhams