The extraordinary identification of the caddies in the 1741 painting of the Gough family, by William Verelst, was made by Lucy Morton of Partridge after the publication of her 1998 catalogue. She discusses the discovery in the Silver Society Journal article cited above. The painting had previously been thought to have been of the family of Sir Henry Gough (1708-1774), however the appearance of the caddies with the impaled arms of Captain Harry Gough and his wife led to the re-identification of the subject. Lucy Morton notes that Harry Gough was a Captain in the East India Company and commanded the East Indiaman Streatham at Canton in 1705. He was a director of the Company from 1730 until his death and was also M.P. for Bramber, Sussex. He was Chairman of the East India Company from 1737 to 1747. He connections with China are evidenced not only by the fine carved Chinese ivory inner case being offered here, but also by five Chinese armorial porcelain dinner-services painted with his arms, illustrated in D. S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, London, 1974, p. 165-6.