The arms are those of Gordon quartering Badenoch, Seton and Fraser.
This coffee pot is a fine example of Lamerie's individual style, mixing rococo motifs with auricular elements. Here, he combines fruit, flowers, stylized shells, and scrolls with the "melting" surfaces influenced by 17th century Dutch silver--particularly in the castings such as the spout and upper handle join. All of the modelling is particularly strong on this piece, including the bird's-head spout and bud finial. Another feature characteristic of Lamerie is the construction of the base, which is dropped down below the join of the footrim.