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Catalog Number 2008.9.129
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is decorated with the arms of the Skinner family, and is based on a bookplate.

Some large services had cups in more than one size; the Skinner service had large and small cups. While it is not known for sure, the smaller cup (see cup 2130) could have been for coffee while the larger cup could have been for hot chocolate. Alternately, the smaller cup could have been for evening use, while the larger might have been part of a breakfast service, where a larger serving of coffee might be desirable.
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 H.F. Lenfest and Beverly M. DuBose III
On View Reeves Center, Chinese Armorial Gallery
Gallery ID Number 2131