|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
Coffee cup decorated en grisaille and in sepia and gold, with border of dots and linked ovals edged by a cell-diaper band and wavy lines at the rim, central design within a diaper-framed medallion of a spade-shaped shield surmounted by an eagle and flanked by knotted branches of laurel and pine, narrow band at the foot.
Although the eagle is presented as a crest, the medallion and shield are reminiscent of the Great Seal of the United States. The central design was possibly inspired in part by the c. 1794-1796 tea service made for Henry Smith, which exhibits the most accurate representation of the Great Seal. Elements of the design are also found on a c. 1795 bowl displaying the arms of the State of Pennsylvania.
|Year Range from||1800|
|Year Range to||1810|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves Collection in memory of Mrs. Chester Green Reeves and Miss Lizzie H. Dyer|