The arms are those of Hyde.
A virtually identical coffee jug by de Lamerie of the same year is in the collection of the Sterling and Francine Clarke Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts (inv. no. 242). Beth Carver Wees, in her catalogue entry of this in the exhibition catalogue, Paul de Lamerie at the Sign of the Golden Ball, 1990, no. 116, discusses the use of coffee plant imagery on coffee pots of this period, and suggests that perhaps on account of the short spout these vessels were used for turkish coffee which enjoyed a vogue during the mid-18th century.