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Catalog Number 2008.9.162
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description 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
Year Range to 1760
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Possibly Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Gift of H.F. Lenfest and Beverly M. DuBose III
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery
Gallery ID Number 2163