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Catalog Number 2008.9.307
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is part of a service made for a member of the Innes family of Balnacraig. There is no published pedigree of the family from the eighteenth century, so it is difficult to determine exactly which member commissioned this service. The motto on the coat of arms is "E labore dulcedo" and beneath it is the initials "I. (or J.) E. I. The arms were first granted to the Innes's of Blairtown around 1672-1677.

The Innes family lived at Balnacraig House, which they purchased around 1725.
Year Range from 1773
Year Range to 1777
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, 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