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Catalog Number 2008.9.250
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for Margaret Luttrell (?-1766) and her husband Henry Fownes Luttrell (1728-1780).

The Luttrells were an old aristocratic family, but the last male of the line, Alexander Luttrell, died in 1737. His daughter, Margaret married Henry Fownes in 1747, and he "assumed in consequence the additional surname and arms of Luttrell." It was not uncommon for men who married an heiress of an old and aristocratic family to take her name, thus preserving the family lineage. They lived at Dunster Castle, which had been in the Luttrell family since 1376.
Year Range from 1763
Year Range to 1767
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, 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