|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
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|