|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup is from one of three armorial services made for Samuel and Sarah Hallowell Vaughan. Vaughan was an English merchant who owned estates in England, North America, and Jamaica. In 1747 he married Sarah Hallowell of Boston. Their bookplate with their impaled arms was engraved soon thereafter, and served as a model for their armorial porcelain.
The Vaughans were supporters of American Independence, and in 1783 they moved Philadelphia, the nation's new capital. They quickly became important members of Philadelphia society; they were friends with Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, Samuel was a member of the American Philosophical Society, and as an amateur gardener he designed the public gardens behind the Philadelphia State House (Independence Hall). The Vaughans were also patrons of the arts, commissioning a portrait of Washington by Gilbert Stuart (the so-called "Vaughan Portrait").
|Year Range from||1768|
|Year Range to||1772|
|Material||Hard Paste Porcelain|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, 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|