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Catalog Number 2010.22.7
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description The arms on this cup, though incorrectly painted, are probably those of the Malet family of England.

It was likely made for a relative of Charles Warre Malet (1752-1815) who was made a baronet in 1761 in recognition of his diplomatic service in India. Charles Malet had two armorial services, which may have influenced a relative to commission the service from which this cup comes.
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 Harold and Marguerite Lenfest, Class of 1953, Law 1955
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery
Gallery ID Number 2118