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Catalog Number 2008.9.241
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is part of a service commissioned by a descendent of William Gay of Goldsworthy in Devon, England. The family had been powerful and numerous in the town's history, but their prestige began to decline by the end of the seventeenth-century. There is no published lineage of the family during the eighteenth-century, but there is a bookplate with the same coat of arms and an engraving, "John Gay- G. Walkin Sculp."
Year Range from 1763
Year Range to 1767
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 2246