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Case for Agate vessel with three bands of cameos
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Case for Agate vessel with three bands of cameos

1665 - 1711. Leather, Wood, Metal, Cloth. Room 060

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, an Agate vessel with three bands of cameos (O37). 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; 325

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Agate vessel with three bands of cameos
Agate, Chalcedony, Cowry, Enamel, Lapis lazuli, Gold, Silver gilt, XVII century
Inventory number
O003006
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for Agate vessel with three bands of cameos
Date
1665 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Metal; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 29 cm.; Diameter: 14 cm.; Weight: 352 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; 325.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 298.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 120.
Un Jarroncito con su Tapa todo de Piedra Agata con tres guarniciones de color de oro Esmaltado, la del pie engastada con quatro Camapheos, la de en medio con ocho, y la del remate con tres, (y le falta otro) que tiene su todo quince dedos y medio de alto, y Caja de Tafilete encarnado.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 59.
Otro vaso grande en forma de tibor de piedra Agata de so pedazos el cuerpo pie, y remate de plata dorada, y sobrepuestos en todo ello de oro, unas flores, hojas, y cintas de medio relieve, y esmaltado de blacno, purpura, negro y verde transparente: tienen dichas piezas quinze Camafeos, sin unno que le falta en el remate; regulado en dos onzas de plata, poco mas o menos, que todo con los Camafeos y piedras de dho vaso y su caja vale 6.874...2.

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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