The arms of those of Townshend.
Paul de Lamerie made pairs of baskets for some of his most important patrons in this period. In addition to the pair of closely related baskets made for the 4th Duke of Bedford (described above and illustrated on page 114), only four other pairs are known. A pair of 1739 made for Algernon Coote, 6th Earl of Mountrath is illustrated in The Esther Thomas Hoblitzelle Collection of English Silver, 1957, p. 46, pl. 58, and another pair engraved with the arms of Sneyd of Keele Hall is now part of the collection of the University of Keele. The Sneyd pair, dating to 1747, is illustrated in Susan Hare, Paul de Lamerie: The Work of England's Master Silversmith, London, 1990, p. 156, pl. 103. Two more pairs of silver baskets, dated 1736 and 1744, are illustrated in P.A.S. Phillips, Paul de Lamerie, Citizen and Goldsmith of London: A Study of his Life and Work, London, 1968, pls. CVII, CXLVI and CXLVII.