|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
The arms of the Worshipful Company of Poulters which are replete with swans, storks, and pelicans, decorate this cup.
The Poulters Company is one of the historic livery companies of London, which are trade associations set up to regulate trade and to provide charitable support for its members. The Poulters main responsibility was to regulated the sale of poultry, swans, pigeons, and small game. The Company was in existence at least by 1299, and its first charter was granted in 1504. The arms were granted in 1634.
This is one of at least two services of Chinese porcelain known bearing the Company's arms. It was probably made for a member.
|Year Range from||1745|
|Year Range to||1750|
|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||2087|