The arms are those of Wilson
Joseph Sympson engraved a number of pieces of silver marked by Thomas Farren. A salver at the Victoria & Albert Museum, marked by Farren in 1733, has a baroque cartouche identical to the present example, including the rustic figures and frolicking putti. Charles Oman attributed this cartouche to Sympson and illustrated it in English Engraved Silver, 1978, fig. 103, p. 90.
Two other identical cartouches attributed to Sympson appear on a salver by Simon Pantin of 1730 (Christie's, New York, April 16, 1999, lot 205) and another by Augustin Courtauld of 1732 (Christie's, London, July 10, 1984, lot 333). By the late 1730s, Sympson produced a variation of this cartouche, incorporating the same shepherd and shepherdess figures and the same putti scene into a more rococo cartouche (see a salver by Robert Abercromby, 1737, Christie's, London, December 18, 1997, lot 146).