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Catalog Number 2008.9.165
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description 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