|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup is from one of up to five services made for the Le Mesurier family of England between 1780 and 1805. It is decorated with their crest, and with the initials P.M.L.M." (See cups 2309, 2337, 2426, and 2483).
Based on the initials, it could have been made for Peter Le Mesurier, Governor of Alderney, one of the Channel Islands between England and France, or for Paul Le Mesurier, Lord Mayor of London in 1793. It was most likely ordered through Captain Frederick Le Mesurier of the British East India Company, who was known to have been in Canon at least in 1787.
|Year Range from||1793|
|Year Range to||1797|
|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||2484|