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Catalog Number 2008.9.221
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup was made for Christopher Pennycook and the arms are a pun on his family name. The horns and the motto "Free for a Blast" on the arms are thought to refer to the fact that the ancient Barons of Pennicuik of Scotland owed the King three blasts on a horn each year as rent on their estate.
Year Range from 1760
Year Range to 1765
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