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Catalog Number 2008.9.440
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for a member of Milligan family of London, and is decorated with their crest, the initial "M" and the family motto "Just in Time."

The service was probably made for Robert Milligan (1746-1809) who was the founder and deputy chairman of the West India Dock Company, one of the major docks in London in the eighteenth century. Robert married Jean Dunbar in 1781, and they had five sons and three daughters.
Year Range from 1788
Year Range to 1792
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, 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 2434