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Case for a globular vessel of emerald green agate with ornate mounts and numerous precious stones
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Case for a globular vessel of emerald green agate with ornate mounts and numerous precious stones

1690 - 1711. Leather, Wood, Cloth. Room 060

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Globular vessel of emerald green agate with ornate mounts and numerous precious stones (disappeared ca. 1815). The exquisite pieces from the Dauphin´s Treasure are complemented by the custom-made cases that match the shape of each and allow them to be safely transported and counted, as each can be recognized by the contours of its corresponding box. Their wooden structures are lined with wool and silk or taffeta, and they are held shut by a system of fasteners. Most are covered, on the outside, with red Morocco leather adorned with bookbinding motifs, such as fleurs-de-lis, dolphins, cartwheels rosettes and so on. This exterior decoration may have been carried out in the last third of the 17th or beginning of the 18th century at the workshops that bound the Dauphin´s book in Paris, either as cases for newly acquired pieces or to replace overly worn cases, or possibly to create a uniform appearance for the entire collection.

Arbeteta Mira, Letizia, El tesoro del Delfín: alhajas de Felipe V recibidas por herencia de su padre Luis, Gran Delfín de Francia, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2001, p.85-89; 161

Technical data

Inventory number
O002967
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for a globular vessel of emerald green agate with ornate mounts and numerous precious stones
Date
1690 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 24 cm.; Diameter: 14 cm.; Weight: 379 g.
Series
Tesoro del Delfín
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Arbeteta Mira, Letizia, El tesoro del Delfín: alhajas de Felipe V recibidas por herencia de su padre Luis, Gran Delfín de Francia, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2001, pp. 85-89; 161.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 375.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 33.
Un Vaso en forma de Copon de Pidera verdosa (algo sentida) con su pie, Tapa, y remate de color de oro Esmaltado, y en el lavio una guarnicion de lo mismo, sin Esmalte, y en el pie, y Tapa estan engastadas veinte, y una Piedras Diamantes, Esmeraldas, Rubies, y incluso el remate tiene doce dedos, y medio de alto, y Caja de Tafilete encarnado.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 81.
Otro vaso en forma de copon de pietra sanguina (que esta hendido), con su guarnizion en la voca, tapa, y remate, vasa y pie de oro, esmaltado de relieve, unas frutas, flores y Cartones de blanco verde, y rojo, sobrepuestos, y unidos diferentes engastes; en la guarnizion de la voca un generode enrrejado de cintas enlazadas: al canto un genero de cordoncillo, todo de rubies pequeños, Caujones, guarnecido con onze Diamantesfondos vajos y delgados, de varios tamaños, con quinientos, y veinte rubies, tambien de diferentes tamaños; onze esmeraldas, las mayores labradas la tabla combesa, y las demas pequeñas de varios tamaños, quatro Xafiros Caujones mui pequeños, y regulado el oro en treze onzas poco mas o menos, todo con la piedra de dho vaso y caja vale 20.459...12

Exhibitions +

"The Other Treasure": The Dauphin’s Cases
Madrid
10.03.2020 - 10.01.2021

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 04-06-2020 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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