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Coffee cup, Qianlong c.1765, with the arms of Marshall

Coffee cup, c.1765, with the arms of Marshall (possibly of Queensborough, but crest as of Hillcairney and Luncarty).

The arms are of a Scottish branch of Marshall, exactly as a punch bowl of c.1750 which has beneath the arms a cartouche with a maritime scene of three ships. Both have the same motto above the crest.  See 3rd image for the same arms on the punch bowl, and 4th image for a close up of the naval scene.

It is suggested in CAP vol. I p.496, that the bowl, with its naval allusions, may have been made for Captain Samuel Marshall, RN, who at that time commanded HMS Namur to the East Indies, which was wrecked off the coast of Fort St George in 1749 with heavy losses. In 1762, during the Seven Years War, he was in command of HMS Nottingham under Admiral Rodney at the capture of Martinique, and later in command of the Devonshire with Admiral George Pocock at the capture of Havana.

This service previously unrecorded (but see CAP Volume I, p.496, for the related punch bowl mentioned above).

Reference : This service to be illustrated in a Supplement III to Chinese Armorial Porcelain by David S. Howard

Condition : Small chip filled inside the lip.

Stock Number : 43272

Price : SOLD

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