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Catalog Number 2008.9.164
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup bears the arms of the Home or Hume families, and could have been made for one of three people.

First is Abraham Hume, who worked for the East India Company as the managing owner of the British King, and was created a baronet in 1804. Second, the service could have been made for Captain Alexander Hume, who was captain of the Fox in 1758 and later managed thirteen ships for the East India Company before being knighted in 1792. The third possibility is Reverend Alexander Home, the 9th Earl of Home, as well as the 14th Lord Home and 9th Lord Dunglas. He succeeded to all these titles in 1761, and married three times before dying in 1786.
Year Range from 1755
Year Range to 1760
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Possibly 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 2165