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Catalog Number 2008.9.266
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is part of a service made for Sir Thomas Spencer Wilson, 6th Baronet (1726-1798), and his wife Jane Badger-Weller (?-1818). The service, whose arms are copied from a bookplate, was probably made to celebrate their marriage. They lived at Charlton, in Kent.

Sir Thomas was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the army, and a Colonel of the 50th Regiment of Foot. According to one report, "he rose intirely, through his own merit and bravery, to those posts he now enjoys."
Year Range from 1765
Year Range to 1770
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 2273