The arms are those of Richard Fountayne Wilson of Melton Park, Yorkshire (1783-1847), son of Richard Wilson of Rudding Hall, Yorkshire by Elizabeth, daughter and eventual heir of the Very Rev. John Fountayne, Dean of York by Anne, only daughter of Charles Montagu of Papplewick. Richard Fountayne Wilson served as M.P. for York, High Sheriff in 1807 and Colonel of the First West Yorkshire Regiment of Militia. He married Sophia, third daughter of George Osbaldeston, M.P. of Hutton Bushell. His son adopted the name and arms of Montagu, according to the directions of the will of the Rt. Hon. Frederick Montagu, of Papplewick. Richard Fountayne Wilson was described at his death by the Illustrated London News as "probably the richest commoner in the empire."
The sale of the Property of Captain Frederick Montagu, formerly of Melton Park, Doncaster, Christie's, London, July 3, 1946, included the present lot of two soup tureens, and the matching set of four sauce tureens by Benjamin Smith of 1807, of which two are to be offered in the following lot and a set of four ice pails and liners, ensuite, with masks on the handles, by Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith of 1806.