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Cup: China Trade Society of Cincinnati

Object Number: 
X.72
Date: 
ca. 1785
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 6.7 x 10.8 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in oval at center of insignia: "SOCIETAS CINCINNATORUM INSTITUTA 1783" gilded: on side of cup opposite insignia: "H.L.K."
Description: 
Two-handled porcelain cup with insignia of the Society of Cincinnati and monogram "H.L.K."
Gallery Label: 
"H.L.K" is the monogram of Henry L. Knox, Major-General of the Continental Army. He was appointed in 1782.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group