|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
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|