|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup was a part of the service probably made in celebration of the marriage of Daniel Mathew and Mary Byam in 1755.
The Byam family was from Antigua in the Caribbean, and "were amongst the wealthiest planters on the island, holding 366 acres in St John's Parish, worked by 132 slaves."
Daniel Mathew was the grandson of William Mathew and Catherine, Baroness Van Leemput. Since Catherine was a heraldic heiress, her children quartered the Van Leemput family arms with those of the Mathew family.
|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|
|Collector||David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups|
|On View||Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery|