Matthew Lamb (1705-1768) married in 1740 Charlotte Coke, heiress to Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire. She was the daughter of Rt. Hon. Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain to Queen Anne. In 1755 Matthew Lamb was created 1st baronet.
This pair of sauceboats matches another pair by de Lamerie that dates to 1739 and is engraved with the arms of Lamb impaling Coke, reflecting the marriage of 1740. Both pairs sold at Christie's, London, 24 November 1971, lots 21 and 22. A set of four de Lamerie waiters, dating to 1738 and engraved with the arms of Lamb, sold as lot 23. The 1739 sauceboats are illustrated in Timothy Schroder, The National Trust Book of English Domestic Silver, 1988, p. 197.