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Catalog Number 2008.9.170
Object Name Cup, Coffee
Description This cup is from a service made for a member of the Marriott family of Northamptonshire, England. The small bird painted on the shield is known as a martlet, and is a symbol that the bearer is a fourth son.

The service may have been made for Thomas Marriott, the fourth son of the Reverend Randolph Marriott. Thomas was born in 1737 and was married to Anne Cave. Thomas's brother, Randolph, worked for the Honourable East India Company, and may have commissioned the service on his brother's behalf.
Year Range from 1755
Year Range to 1760
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