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Catalog Number 2008.9.56
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for Cosmo George Gordon, third Duke of Gordon.

Cosmo was named after Cosimo de Medici III, Grand Duke of Tuscany and descendant of the Renaissance ruler of Florence of the same name. A Scottish peer, he sat in the House of Lords and was made a member of the Order of the Thistle, Scotland's highest chivalric order. In 1741 he married Anne Gordon.
Year Range from 1740
Year Range to 1745
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Possibly Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China
Collection The Reeves Center
Collector David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery