The arms are those of Treby quartering Grange for George Treby (c.1684-1742), son of Sir George Treby and his third wife, Dorothy, daughter of Ralph Grange. George Treby, the younger, was a celebrated judge and had a long and succesful political career. He was the Whig M.P. for Plympton from 1708 until 1727 and then for Dartmouth until 1742. He was appointed Secretary at War on 24 December 1718, a post he held until 1724. He was Teller of the Exchequer, 1724-1727, Master of the Household, 1730-1740 and Lord of the Treasury, 1740-1742. He married in 1725 Charity, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Roger Hele of Halwell, Devon, and had two sons and three daughters.
The rare survival of the original receipts for the plate purchased by George Treby, much of it from from the celebrated Paul de Lamerie, give a facinating insite into taste and patronage of th by George Treby from Paul de Lamerie, now in the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum, we have a fascinating glimpse of one man's patronage over a four year period between 1721 and 1725, during which time Treby ordered some 4,500 ounces of plate from Lamerie. It is almost certain that this pair of tazze were two of a set of six whcich are detailed in an invoice from Lamerie to Treby dated 25th April 1721.