|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup is from a service made for Richard Sykes of Sledmere House in Yorkshire, England. Sykes, who served as High Sherriff of York, was the son of the merchant Richard Sykes of Leeds, who made a fortune in trade and bought an estate that transformed his heirs into landed gentry.
The arms on this cup are based on an engraved bookplate. There is a nearly identical service painted in underglaze blue, as well as a service decorated with the impaled arms of Richard Sykes, Jr., and his first wife, Jane Hobman.
|Year Range from||1750|
|Year Range to||1755|
|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|