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Catalog Number 2008.9.69
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup was made for William Baynton, or Bayntun, and his wife, Catherine Sandys. Baynton was a lawyer of Gray's Inn, in London. He died in 1785.

Baynton was a member of the Society of Antiquaries and a book collector. He owned at least one book printed by William Caxton, the first English printer, which was acquired after his death by King George III, and Baynton's collection was so large that it was sold after his death "by the basketful." He had at least some of his books bound in leather stamped with his arms impaling those of his wife.
Year Range from 1745
Year Range to 1750
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