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Catalog Number 2008.9.35
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup was made for a member of the Hesketh family of Lancashire.

The arms are decorated with a small star, which is known as a mullet, on the upper part of the shield. This is the symbol of a third son, so this cup was made for a third son.
Year Range from 1733
Year Range to 1735
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
Collector David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery