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Catalog Number 2008.9.298
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is decorated with the arms borne by the barons Almyer, though the lack of a coronet (a crown that sits between the shield and the crest) suggests the service this piece comes from was made for a relative who knew they were not entitled to bear a baron's coronet. However, the arms do display the supporters (the figures on either side of the shield) which should only be borne by the baron himself.

It is also possible that the service was made for Henry Aylmer, 4th baronet, who married in 1775.
Year Range from 1773
Year Range to 1777
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, 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 2298