I've seen quite a few items that have had Earl associations put to them but the Earl's coronet is not present. I have 2 items which have the following crests, is is safe to assume these are 100% to whom I think they once belonged to?
Silver plated plate of the exact same style (plus same crest) and size of 6 Paul Storr 1829 silver ones that sold with provenance from the Earl of Balcarres, Lindsay family.
Silver table spoon of 1824 by William Chawner. Earl of Kingston, King family.