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Catalog Number 2008.9.135
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description 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
Credit line Gift of H.F. Lenfest and Beverly M. DuBose III
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery
Gallery ID Number 2136