The arms are those of Bennet impaling Wake for Thomas Bennet Esq. (d. 1754) of Norton Bavant and Pythouse and his wife Ethelred (d. 1766), daughter and later co-heir of His Grace William Wake, D.D., Archbishop of Canterbury, whom he married in 1713.
This salver and the following lot desended to John Bennet-Stanford, of Preston Manor, Brighton. Bennet-Standford was a pioneering cinematographer and noted silver spoon collector. A Queen Anne silver milk jug by Thomas Parr, 1713, bearing the same arms as the present lot sold at Christie's, London, December 17, 1997, lot 161.