Each baluster and on spreading stepped foot, with scroll handle and short spout, engraved with a coat-of-arms within the motto of the Order of the Thistle all below an earl's coronet, marked underneath, further engraved with scratchweights '33=16' and '27=16'
The coat-of-arms are those of Tollemache impaling Carteret for Lionel, 4th Earl Dysart K.T. (1708-1770) and his wife Lady Grace Carteret (1713-1755), daughter of 1st Earl Granville, whom he married in 1729. He was made a Knight of the Thistle in 1743. Lionel Tollemache, 4th Earl Dysart K.T. (1708-1770), then by descent to Bentley Lyonel John Tollemache, 3rd Baron Tollemache (1883-1955) The Trustees of the Tollemache Estates; Christie's, London, 13 May 1953, lot 78. Presumably acquired from How of Edinburgh by Sir Stephen Courtauld K.T. (1883-1967), three times great grandson of Augustine Courtauld, given to his nephew in the 1960's. Colin Kenneth Dowman (1920-2010), son of Sir Stephen’s sister Catherine (1878-1972) and her husband Wilfred Harry Dowman (1879-1936), owner of the celebrated tea clipper ‘Cutty Sark’ which was donated to the nation by his widow, and then by descent to Augustine Courtauld’s five times great granddaughter.