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Catalog Number 2008.9.492
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service decorated with the crest of the Goodwin family, a demi-lion rampant, and the initials "D.M.G." Above the shield and crest is a merchant ship flying a close approximation of the British East India Company's flag.

The service may have been made for a member of the Goodwin family of Lexington, Massachusetts. In addition to the tea and coffee service, there is also a surviving pistol-handled urn with the same initials, crest and ship.
Year Range from 1793
Year Range to 1797
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