|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This crest of a salamander in flames was used by several families, including the Smyth, Douglas, and Townsend families.
Without further information it is impossible to determine for whom this cup was made. However, one strong possibility is Augustus Townshend, captain of the East Indiaman Augusta, who traveled to China in 1739, 1742, and 1745, exactly when this cup was made.
|Year Range from||1740|
|Year Range to||1745|
|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|