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Catalog Number 2008.9.216
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description Coffee cup with the arms of Kellett.

Coffee cup having a cylindrical body with a rounded bottom, a raised footring and a loop handle; decorated in overglaze famille rose enamels with a gold chain border at the outer rim, a floral spray on either side, and a coat of arms on the front of the cup opposite the handle.

The arms of the Kellett family of Ireland decorate this cup. It may have been made for William Kellett, who was mayor of Clonmel, Ireland, and who died in 1767, or it may have been made for Richard Kellett, who married Jane Laulhe in 1758.

On the underside of the cup is a collector's label inscribed "David Sanctuary Howard 2; 398."

For more information see David Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain II (2003), p.398.
Year Range from 1760
Year Range to 1770
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