|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup is part of a service made for Thomas Fisher of Acton in Middlesex and his wife, Margaret Pigot. The Fisher arms were granted in 1614, and passed down to Thomas Fisher, who married Margaret Pigot in April 1755. She was the daughter of Richard Pigot of Westminster and the sister of the first Baron Pigot of Patshull. The service was likely made for their marriage.
Thomas and Margaret Fisher had two daughters, both of whom married well and inherited the estate as co-heiresses. Their youngest daughter, Anne, married General Francis Needham, who fought in the American Revolution and later became the first Earl of Kilmorey and first Viscount Newry and Mourne.
|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|
|Collector||David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups|
|On View||Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery|