A Pair of Armorial Coffee Cups Qianlong

A Pair of Armorial Coffee Cups Qianlong

A Pair of Armorial Deep Coffee Cups

With the arms of Burgh

Iron red, gilt, white and blue enamel

Qianlong C1740/5

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