|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup comes from a service that was almost certainly made for Sir Richard Hotham, a merchant and later managing owner of East Indiamen vessels. He was the author of two pamphlets pertaining to the East India Company, Reflections on East India Shipping and A Candid State of Affairs Relative to the East India Shipping. He was knighted in 1769 and served as a Member of Parliament for the London suburb of Southwark.
Hotham enjoyed building property; he renovated his country estate, Merton Place, and transformed the fishing hamlet of Bognor into a sea-bathing resort. He was married twice; first to Frances Atkinson and later to Barbara Huddart.
Richard Hotham used the arms of the Hotham baronetcy.
|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|
|Credit line||Gift of H.F. Lenfest and Beverly M. DuBose III|
|On View||Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery|
|Gallery ID Number||2166|