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Cup owned by Major-General Henry L. Knox

Object Name: Cup
Date: ca. 1785
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Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions: Overall: 2 5/8 × 4 1/4 × 2 1/2 in. (6.7 × 10.8 × 6.4 cm)
Place made: Asia, China
Description: Two-handled porcelain cup with insignia of the Society of Cincinnati and monogram "H.L.K."
Object Number: X.72
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Marks: inscribed: in oval at center of insignia: "SOCIETAS CINCINNATORUM INSTITUTA 1783" gilded: on side of cup opposite insignia: "H.L.K."

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"H.L.K" is the monogram of Henry L. Knox, Major-General of the Continental Army. He was appointed in 1782.