Struck on reverses with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1749-50) and with maker's mark of Paul Crespin.
Probably made for Philip, 2nd Earl Stanhope (1714-1786); after his death, by descent within Stanhope family until 1960. October 26, 1960, sold by Earl Stanhope at Christie's, London, lot 170. Hilmar Reksten, Bergen, Norway; May 22, 1991, sold by Hilmar Reksten at Christie's, London, lot 144, 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