The arms are those of Manners impaling Howard for John Henry, 5th Duke of Rutland (1778-1857)
This dessert service appears to be one of the most extensive produced by Edward Farrell, who in his close association with Kensington Lewis, is responsible for producing some of the most innovative, yet historicising silver of the early 19th century. In the 1820s, Farrell produced a series of richly chased, silver-gilt sideboard dishes in the Dutch taste, including a pair of sideboard dishes, 1822, featuring the Victory of Julius Caesar over Pompey at Pharsala and the Miracle of St. Paul and the Serpent at Malta, and another pair of dishes, engraved with the arms of Fetherstonhaugh, dating to 1824 (see The Glory of the Goldsmith: Magnificent Gold and Silver from Al-Tajir Collection of Silver and Gold, 1989, p.199-200)
The Duke of Rutland was a well-known silver patron, who commissioned an extensive dinner service, based upon Frederick, Prince of Wales's Marine Service. A set of four entree dishes from the Rutland service by Benjamin Smith II, 1807, sold in these Rooms, from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, October 20, 1999, lot 178.
The Duke of Rutland, dressed for the Coronation of George IV, engraving after a portrait by George Saunders, 1829, Illustrated London News, February 7, 1857