The inscription under the base reads: "Lord Camden was Babtized with water that was put into this July ye 12 1740 at Blackheath"
Struck under base with hallmarks (lion's head erased, Britannia, date letter for 1718-9) and with maker's mark of David Willaume
Made for Baptist Noel, 4th Earl of Gainsborough (1694-1759). by descent within Gainsborough family until 1993; November, 10, 1993, sold by a "gentleman" at Christie's, London, lot 250, 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