Inscription: Engraved on cover:  Crest of the Prince of Wales;  1717, The Gift of the HRH the Prince of Wales
Engraved on body: gridiron, Beef Steak Club, BEEF AND LIBERTY, PALMAN QUI MERUIT FERAT. [trans.: Let him who deserves it carry the palm]
Scratched on bottom: 13-12
Marking:  Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
 Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
 Gothic v (London date letter for 1715–16);
 WI, in shaped rectangle (maker's mark for John Wisdom).
Location of marks:
On body near lip to right of handle.
Reverend Alfred Duane Pell (until 1925; bequeathed to MMA)