Struck under bases with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1739-40) and with maker's mark of Paul de Lamerie.
Made for Algernon Coote, 6th Earl of Mountrath (b. 1689 - d. 1744); 1744, after his death, bequeathed to Diana, Dowager Countess of Mountrath (b. about 1700 - d. 1766); 1766, after her death, bequeathed to Caroline, Lady Milton (d. 1775); 1775, after her death, by descent to her husband, Joseph Damer, Lord Milton, who later became Earl of Dorchester (d. 1798); 1798, after his death, by descent to his son and successor, George (d. 1808); 1808, after his death, by descent to his sister, Lady Caroline Damer (d. 1829); 1829, after her death, by descent to her cousin, Henry, 3rd Earl of Portarlington (b. 1822), son of John Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington, son of 1st Viscount Carlow by Mary, elder sister to Joseph Damer; 1881, sold by John Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington, to Arthur Pemberton Heywood-Londsdale of Shavington, Shropshire; after his death, by descent to Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Heywood-Lonsdale; June 27, 1956, sold by Lt. Col. Arthur Heywood-Lonsdale at Christie's, London, lot 125, where most probably bought by Esther Thomas Hoblitzelle, Dallas, Texas; 1987, after her death, bequeathed to The Dallas Museum of Art, acc. no. 1987-501.1; April 22, 1993, sold by the Dallas Museum of Art at Christie's, New York, "Property from the Hoblitzelle Collection," lot 44, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)
Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund