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Catalog Number 2008.9.375
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description Though the arms are incorrectly painted, they are most likely of Hay quartering M'Nair impaling Maxwell or Whyte. The service was probably acquired through Captain James Hay of the Honourable East India Company. He commanded the East Indiaman Lord McCartney and made four voyages to China in 1785, 1789, 1792, and 1794. He ordered a service for himself, and probably commissioned this one for a relative whose identity remains unknown.
Year Range from 1783
Year Range to 1787
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, 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 2379