|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
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|
|Collector||David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups|
|On View||Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery|