Inscription: Engraved on underside: EDC / B / 29 ... 2; EA / FS;
Mottoes: (on Garter) Honi soit qui mal y pense; (below arms) Suscipere et finire [trans.: To undertake and accomplish]
Marking:  Crowned leopard's head (London assay office mark);  P (London date letter for 1770–71);  Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  Crowned script TH, pellet between (maker's mark for Thomas Heming).
Location of marks: All on underside
Ernest Augustus I, King of Hanover, Duke of Cumberland ; Mary Strong Shattuck (until 1935; bequeathed to MMA)