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Case for bloodstone vessel with three gold-coloured dolphins
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Case for bloodstone vessel with three gold-coloured dolphins

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

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, an Abloodstone vessel with three gold-coloured dolphins, disappeared in 1918 (HF835/002). 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; 172

Technical data

Inventory number
O002968
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for bloodstone vessel with three gold-coloured dolphins
Date
1690 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 25 cm.; Width: 22.5 cm.; Base/bottom: 13 cm.; Weight: 576 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; 172.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 379.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 39.
Una Copa de hechura aovada consu pie de Piedra verde, guarnecida toda ella con piezas de color de oro, y mantenido el pie con las Colas de quatro Delphinies, que su todo tiene trece dedos de alto, y Caja como la antecedente [de tafilete encarnado].

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 1.
Un baso aobado con su pie, y vasa a genero de bolla, todo de piedra sanguinea, o Adronico, labradas en dicho baso unas ojas, y por dentro dos labios: el pie y vasa guarnezidos con quatro Delphines: en medio un genero de Laurel con sus hojas; dos conchas; y encima de la bolla una pieza que mantiene el vaso; en la falda su engarze de oro, lo mas dello cincelado, algo tallado, y picado, con dos cordoncillos; regulado poco mas o menos en siete onzas y vale con la piedra y caja de dho vaso ... 8

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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