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Catalog Number 2008.9.392
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is decorated with the arms of the Raffles family of Yorkshire, England. It was probably made for Benjamin Raffles, an East India Company captain. He married Anne Lyde about 1780. Anne accompanied her husband on at least one voyage, as their eldest son, Thomas-Stamford Raffles, was born at sea in 1781.

Thomas-Stamford Raffles spent much of his life in Asia, and was the founder of Singapore.
Year Range from 1783
Year Range to 1787
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 2392