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Catalog Number 2008.9.37
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from one of four services made for Richard Baker and his wife Elizabeth Bateman.

Richard and Elizabeth lived at Orsett Hall, the Essex estate they purchased in 1746. Richard died on April 22, 1751, aged 43. His funeral hatchment (a diamond-shaped panel decorated with his arms) survives in Saint Giles and All Saints Church in Orsett, England. Elizabeth outlived Richard by nearly four decades, dying on October 5, 1790, aged 80.
Year Range from 1735
Year Range to 1740
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
Collector David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery