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Catalog Number 2008.9.191
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for the descendants of a Mr. Traill who married an heraldic heiress with an unknown coat of arms, possibly that of the Cor family. James Traill of Westove was married during the mid-1600s to Jean Cok, and so the use of the Cor arms could possibly have resulted from a misreading of the name.

The crest, which illustrates a column set in the sea, and their motto "discrimine salus" (safety by decision) refers to a shipwreck that occurred in 1418 when Alexander Traill survived by hanging onto a rock.
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
Credit line Gift of H.F. Lenfest and Beverly M. DuBose III
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery
Gallery ID Number 2195