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Catalog Number 2010.22.29
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for John William Commerell. He was the son of William Commerwell of Swabia, Germany, who emigrated to England in 1732. The arms were granted in 1752. John Commerwell lived Strood Park in Sussex in southeast England.

The service was probably made on the eve of his marriage to Mary Bosanquet in 1786, and may well have been commissioned through her brother, Jacob Bosanquet, who worked for the British East India Company.
Year Range from 1783
Year Range to 1787
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China
Collection The Reeves Center
Collector David S. Howard
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery