|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
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||1755.0|
|Year Range to||1760.0|
|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|