|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup displays the arms of a man and wife. The shield displaying the arms is impaled, or divided vertically in two, with the husband's arms on the viewer's left and the wife's arms (or rather her father's arms) on the right. The crest above belongs to the man.
These are the arms of Captain John Hallett of the Honourable East India Company and his wife Elizabeth Pinnell. Hallett was the commander of the ship Hardwick, which sailed to China in 1744, and was the manager-owner of three vessels that sailed to China in 1763, 1764, and 1765. Elizabeth was the daughter of Captain Richard Pinnell, who was a director of the East India Company. Elizabeth and John married in 1743, probably before he departed for China.
When Hallet ordered this service for himself and his wife, he also ordered another service decorated with just the Hallet arms, presumably for his father or one of his brothers (see cup 2248).
|Year Range from||1760|
|Year Range to||1765|
|Material||Hard Paste Porcelain|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|On View||Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery|