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Catalog Number 2008.9.416
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for Robert James Farquharson (1765-1843) of the Honourable East India Company.

Robert may have used his middle name, James, and so he may be the James Farquharson listed as captain of the Alfred, which sailed to Canton in 1791, 1794, 1796, 1799 and 1801. Upon his retirement from the East India Company Farquharson lived at Little Stamford in Essex, England.
Year Range from 1788
Year Range to 1792
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China
Collection The Reeves Center
Collector David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery