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Catalog Number 2008.9.109
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is decorated with the arms of either a member of the Forster family of Bamborough Castle or a member of the Foster family of Jamaica. The arms include a mullet, or star, which symbolizes that the arms were born by a third son.

Many individuals with names like Forster and Forester have arms decorated with hunting horns.
Year Range from 1750
Year Range to 1755
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Possibly Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China
Collection The Reeves Center
Collector David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery