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Traveling Case With Cup And Saucer (Spain)

This is a Traveling case with cup and saucer. It was made by Buen Retiro. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is stamped and dyed leather adhered to wood, cast brass (case); enameled, glazed and gilt porcelain, blown and engraved glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a, cup): 11.8 x 7.8 x 10 cm (4 5/8 x 3 1/16 x 3 15/16 in.) H x diam. (b, saucer): 3.2 x 13.4 cm (1 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.) H x W x D (c, box closed): 15.7 x 20 x 15.2 cm (6 3/16 x 7 7/8 x 6 in.)

It has the following markings

(a): incised mark, "y"; (b): incised mark, "C"

It is inscribed

"Por la Vida" in gold leaf with floral oval cartouche surround, on saucer; cup with "JC" interlaced monogram in matching cartouche on cup side; glass engraved with the letter "C" in a shield;

Cite this object as

Traveling Case With Cup And Saucer (Spain); Made by Buen Retiro ; stamped and dyed leather adhered to wood, cast brass (case); enameled, glazed and gilt porcelain, blown and engraved glass; H x W x D (a, cup): 11.8 x 7.8 x 10 cm (4 5/8 x 3 1/16 x 3 15/16 in.) H x diam. (b, saucer): 3.2 x 13.4 cm (1 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.) H x W x D (c, box closed): 15.7 x 20 x 15.2 cm (6 3/16 x 7 7/8 x 6 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-41-7-a/c

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