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Catalog Number 2008.9.247
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for a member of the Jebb family of England. It was probably made for Samuel Jebb (1693-1772), to whom arms were granted in 1728, or for one of his children, possibly Sir Richard Jebb (1729-1797).

Samuel Jebb was a physician and scholar. He received his medical degree from the college at Rheims, France, 1728, and set himself up as a physician in the Stratford-le-Bow, outside of London. In the same year, no doubt as a way of demonstrating his newly-achieved status as a doctor, he applied for and was granted a coat of arms. In addition to his medical work, he also published several works, including Roger Bacon's Opus maius and the work of the Greek rhetorician Aristides.

His son, Sir Richard Jebb, was also a physician. He received his degree in 1751, and established his practice in London. He rose to some prominence, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1771, and was appointed physician to the Prince of Wales in 1780 and in 1786 became physician to King George III. He was made a baronet in 1778.
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 2252