|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup contains the arms of either the French family of Pershore in Worcestershire, England or the French family of Belturbet in County Cavan, Ireland.
The motto found in their arms, malo mori quam foedari, means "I prefer to die than to be dishonoured," and appears to have been a fairly common motto, especially amongst the Irish.
|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||2158|