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Catalog Number 2008.9.79
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup was made for a member of the Hussey family of Dorset who married a member of the Abby family. One possible candidate is Richard Hussey, barrister of the Middle Temple, member of Parliament, and counsel for the Honorable East India Company. However, his wife's name is unknown, making an absolute attribution impossible.
Year Range from 1745
Year Range to 1750
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Possibly 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