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Catalog Number 2008.9.511
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service most likely made for John Somerville (1765-1819) a gentry farmer from Somerset, England, who became the 15th Lord Somerville. He was President of the Board of Agriculture, and helped introduce merino sheep to England after his encounters with the breed during his travels in Spain and Portugal.

He became Lord Somerville in 1796 when his uncle, Lord James Somerville, died without heirs.
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