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Catalog Number 2010.22.25
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from one of up to five services made for the Le Mesurier family of England between 1780 and 1805. The individual who owned this cup was descended from a Mr. Le Mesurier and an heraldic heiress. The quartered arms are not correctly painted, but are probably those of the Andrews or Fitzlay families (See cups 2309, 2426, 2483, and 2484).

There were several Le Mesuriers living in this period who could have owned this service, including Peter Le Mesurier, Governor of Alderney, Paul Le Mesurier, Lord Mayor of London in 1793, or most likely Captain Frederick Le Mesurier of the British East India Company, who was in Canton in 1787.
Year Range from 1778
Year Range to 1782
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Gift of Harold and Marguerite Lenfest, Class of 1953, Law 1955
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery
Gallery ID Number 2337