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Catalog Number 2008.9.177
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup was part of a service probably ordered by John James Perceval, who was born in 1738. He became Viscount Perceval in 1748 at the death of his grandfather. The arms on this cup shows his viscount's coronet. He married Isabella, daughter and heir of Lord Nassau Paulett in 1765, and in 1770 he became the 3rd Earl of Egmont.

In 1770, Captain James Cook named a mountain in New Zealand "Mt. Egmont," in honor of Sir John Perceval's service as first lord of the British Admiralty from 1763-1766.
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 2179