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Catalog Number 2008.9.206
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is part of a service made for Sir Samuel Fludyer of London. He and his brother, Thomas, were "factor[s] to most of the great clothiers" in London and were termed "Blackwell Hall factors".

Samuel Fluyder was elected in 1753 to be director of the Bank of England, and in 1766-8 to be deputy governor. From 1761 to 1762 he was Lord Mayor of London and sat in the Commons for Chippenham, a Wiltshire cloth centre, from 1754 until his death. He was knighted in 1755 and was made a baronet in 1759.
Year Range from 1758
Year Range to 1762
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, 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 2211