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Porcelain Cup and Saucer (and Glass Beaker) with Box Cup And Saucer; Box

This is a cup and saucer; box. It was manufactured by Buen Retiro Manufactory. It is dated ca. 1803–1808 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; glass; wood, brass, leather. 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

Underside of cup: [1] cursive "y" or "h", incised Underside of saucer: [1] "C", incised

It is inscribed

Cup: [1] interlaced monogram with letters "JC" or "SC", painted in gold within raised floral border Saucer: [1] "Por la Vida", painted in gold within raised floral border

Cite this object as

Porcelain Cup and Saucer (and Glass Beaker) with Box Cup And Saucer; Box; Manufactured by Buen Retiro Manufactory ; Spain; porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; glass; wood, brass, leather; 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/d

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