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Catalog Number 2008.9.543
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is decorated with the crest of the Clarke family surrounded by their motto "Moenibus crede ligneis." It is not known for which member of the family the service was made, but the arms are nearly identical to those on a bookplate made for Leopold Stanley Clarke, suggesting he may have been the original owner.
Year Range from 1813
Year Range to 1817
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 2516