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Catalog Number 2008.9.524
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for John Henniker (1724-1803), a business man and politician. Henniker served as a member of Parliament in the 1760s and 1770s, and was on the board of directors of the London Assurance Company, a an insurance company based at the Bank Coffee House.

He was made Baron Henniker in 1800, and probably commissioned this service at that time. The color and quality of the enamel painting suggest that the arms may have been painted in England.
Year Range from 1798
Year Range to 1802
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 2500