The motto and eagle with outstretched wings is the crest of the Ramsay family. The Ramsay Service as it is known, is illustrated by W.D. John, Nantgarw Porcelain, Newport, 1948, p. 115, no. 34B. However, the Ramsay Service has a gilt border design which is different to the more elaborate gilt and enamelled border design on the present plate which was possibly made as a sample piece before the finished service.