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Catalog Number 2008.9.139
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for one of two brothers; John or Stephen Wilkinson. Two of Stephen Wilkinson's five sons worked for the British East India Company, and one of his six daughters married an East India Company captain, so there were ample family connections through which the service could have been ordered.
Year Range from 1750
Year Range to 1755
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 2140