The arms are those of Pulleine impaling those of Hutton, for Henry Pulleine of Carleton Hall, Yorkshire (1734-1803), the second son of Wingate Pulleine of the same. The latter was succeeded initially by his eldest son Thomas Babington Pulleine, but on his death without any male heir, his brother Henry inherited the family estates. Henry Pulleine married Elizabeth, daughter of John Hutton of Marske, Yorkshire on 11 September 1764.
The present basket belongs to a group of Lamerie baskets of this model, with minor variations, all employing wild-mask feet, and executed from 1738 to 1744.
A basket of this design of 1742, from The Jaime Ortiz-Patiño Collection of Silver by de Lamerie, was sold at Sotheby's, New York, 22 April 1998, lot 23. An example of 1741 is in the Cahn Collection, illustrated in Ellenor Alcorn, Beyond the Maker's Mark: Paul de Lamerie Silver in the Cahn Collection, 2006, fig.34, pp. 97-98.