The crest and motto are those of Hamilton.
The bases for these entree dishes, in the French Régence style, are after the famous surtout-de table, 1709-1710, made by Lille silversmith Elie Pacot. The surtout consisted of a large centerpiece, four octagonal, eight hexagonal and two triangular jardinières, as well as four rectangular jardinières with curved sides. The surtout-de-table, possibly originally belonging to the Duke of Marlborough, was sold at Christie's, 9-10 April, 1829. Garrard purchased the lot which served as the model for the these dishes.
A pair of silver gilt hexagonal entrée dishes, stands and covers of this model by Robert Garrard, 1850, the stands 1868, sold at Christie's London, 22 November 2000, lot 103.