A Pair of Armorial Deep Coffee Cups
With the arms of Burgh
Iron red, gilt, white and blue enamel
Height: 2 11/16″ (16.8 cm)
Condition: both perfect, some wear to gilding
Sold together with the damaged spoon tray
These are the ancient arms of De Burgh or Burke, the Earls of Ulster in the 13thC
Whose descendants now bear a Lion Rampant Sable in the first quarter.
The family of Burgh of Drumbeen in Co. Limerick lack this lion
The fifth son of Bishop Ulysses Burgh of Ardagh was John Burgh, later of Troy House Monmouth
A bookplate exists with identical arms as these and described as
John Burgh, Gent. of Grays Inn Middx’.
Chinese Armorial Porcelain Vol 11, David Sanctuary Howard P206, J4