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Catalog Number 2008.9.10
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup was made for William Cary and his wife Dorothy Rowe of Stoke Gabriel in Devon, England. The Rowe arms are quartering the arms of Serjeant's Inn in Chancery Lane, London, which was the headquarters of the Serjeants-at-Law, an order of barristers who argued before the Court of Common Pleas and who also supplied judges for the Court of Common Pleas and the King's Bench. It is not clear why the Inn's arms were quartered with those of Rowe.

In addition to the service from which this cup comes, William and Dorothy ordered an additional tea and coffee service around 1735, and they ordered replacement pieces in 1745.
Year Range from 1725
Year Range to 1730
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Gift of H.F. Lenfest and Beverly M. DuBose III
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery
Gallery ID Number 2010