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Catalog Number 2008.9.529
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is decorated with the initials "C.R." and the crest and motto of the Robertson family of Struan, Scotland. Their arms are augmented by a wild man in chains, which is depicted below the shield. This is a reference to the capture of the murderer of King James I of Scotland in 1437 by the fourth chief of the Robertson clan.

There are several services that were made for the Robertson family.
Year Range from 1798.0
Year Range to 1802.0
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, 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