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Catalog Number 2008.9.442
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for James Moffatt. He spent his career with the British East India Company; he was captain of the East Indiaman Latham in 1762, and is known to have made at least one voyage to China, in 1771. He served as a director of the East India Company from 1774 to 1782, and again from 1787 to 1790. Though his wife's first name is unknown, her maiden name was Tyler.

In addition to the dinner and tea service from which this cup comes, Moffatt also commissioned a large punch bowl with his arms in the 1770s.
Year Range from 1788
Year Range to 1792
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, 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 2436