|Object Name||Cup, Coffee|
This cup is from a large service made for Nicholas Langton of Danganmore, Ireland. Langton eventually moved to Cadiz, Spain, and died there in 1771.
This cup, like the other pieces in the service, is made of extremely fine porcelain that is thinly potted and exquisitely painted. Langton presumably had connections within the East India Company to obtain porcelain of higher than average quality, and he presumably paid dearly for the privilege.
In addition to the quality of the porcelain, the hot beverage service is exceptional in that it included handle-less tea bowls, handled tea cups, coffee cups, and handle-less beakers, which may have been used for chocolate. The handled tea cups are among the earliest known examples of the form.
|Year Range from||1750|
|Year Range to||1755|
|Material||Hard Paste Porcelain|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Possibly 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||2117|