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Catalog Number 2008.9.149
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for George Carnegie, the 6th Earl of Northesk (1716-1792). In 1748 he married Anne Melville (1730-1779). Like others in his family, George entered the Navy, eventually rising to become Admiral of the White (an admiral of a squadron of the British Navy).

This is one of three armorial services made for George and Anne Carnegie (see also cup number 2150).
Year Range from 1755
Year Range to 1760
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Possibly Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), 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 2149