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Catalog Number 2008.9.163
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup bears the coat of the Hilton family of Lancashire and Yorkshire, England. The service was probably made for Henry Hilton, a wine merchant in London.

Family records indicate that his son, Captain John Woodridge Hilton, a Deputy-master Attendant at the East India House and captain of the Good Hope, purchased armorial porcelain while in China.
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
Collector David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery