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Case for Agate vase with a central band of cameos
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Case for Agate vase with a central band of cameos

After 1688. Wood, Metal, Silk. Room 060

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, an Agate vase with a central band of cameos (O36). 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; 263

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Agate vase with a central band of cameos
Agate, Chalcedony, Cowry, Enamel, Gold, Silver gilt, s XVI - XVII century
Inventory number
O003005
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for Agate vase with a central band of cameos
Date
After 1688
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Wood; Metal; Silk
Dimension
Height: 32 cm.; Diameter: 16 cm.; Weight: 547 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; 263.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 22866.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 88.
Un Vasso de Piedra Agata en forma de Copón, con tres guarniciones de color de oro Esmaltado la una sirve de pie, la de en medio con ocho Camapheos engastados de la misma Piedra, y la del remate con una Figurita de relieve de lo mismo, un Perro en las manos y vestidura de color de oro que su todo tiene quince dedos y medio de alto, y Caja de Tela antigua.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 17.
Otro vaso, hechura de copon con su tapa, pie, remate y vasa, y una bola de piedra Agata, el pie algo endido, guarnecidas todas dichas piezas, con sus dos asas de oro, compuestas las asas de cartones, y hojas; en el remate un Paxaro sobre un ramo, esmaltado de blanco, pintado de colores: dos rubies pequeños por ojos, todo lo demas esmaltado de blanco, negro, rojo, azul y verde transparente; regulado en quatro onzas poco mas o menos que con los rubies, piedra de dho vaso con su caja vale 11.125.

Exhibitions +

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

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 22-05-2020 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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