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Catalog Number 2008.9.470
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for a member of the Balderstone family of Scotland. The crest of a castle is not recorded for the Balderstones, but it is known that some members lived in Edinburgh, and it may not be coincidence that the silver hallmark ( a mark stamped into silver to authenticate its weight and purity) for Edinburgh was a castle.
Year Range from 1793
Year Range to 1797
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, 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