This French form of a two-handled ecuelle, cover and stand appears to have been used by Thomas Heming as a particular form for Royal Christening gifts. A similar ecuelle, by Heming, 1776, was presented by Queen Charlotte to her 4th daughter, Princess Mary (b.1776). Another of 1763 had been presented by the Queen to George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV, which remains in the Royal Collection as is illustrated in E. A. Jones, The Gold and Silver of Windsor Castle, Letchworth, 1911, pl. XLVII.
It is not possible to identify the devices on the label for difference on the Royal crest engraved on the ecuelle, which would determine which of the Royal Princesses the piece belonged. The date of birth of Princess Charlotte, King George III's eldest daughter suggests it is possible that the piece was presented to her,