|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup bears the arms of the Henchman family of England. It is from a service that was most likely made for Thomas Henchman, Esquire, who worked in Bengal, India, for the East India Company.
Thomas Henchman left for Bengal in 1765, and was a senior merchant there by 1785. In 1797 the East India Company charged him with privately dealing in silk, which was a violation of the East India Company's monopoly on trade in Asia.
|Year Range from||1755.0|
|Year Range to||1760.0|
|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|