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Catalog Number 2008.9.143
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is decorated with just a crest, making exact identification difficult. The crest is a wyvern - a mythical beast with two legs and a barbed tail. This crest was used by several families, but a strong candidate is the Wyvill family of Burton Constable House in Yorkshire, England.
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
Collector David Sanctuary Howard Collection of Armorial Porcelain Coffee Cups
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery