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Case for boat-shaped agate cup with a winged siren
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Case for boat-shaped agate cup with a winged siren

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

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Boat-shaped agate cup with a winged siren (O6). 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; 243

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Boat-shaped agate cup with a winged siren
Agate, Alabaster, Enamel, Gold, Pearls, 1600 - 1630
Inventory number
O002985
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for boat-shaped agate cup with a winged siren
Date
1690 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Metal; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 22.5 cm.; Base/bottom: 9 cm.; Diameter: 21 cm.; Weight: 266 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; 243.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 370.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 78.
Una Copa con su pie, todo de Agata con quatro guarniciones, pico en forma de Mascaron, y por Asa una Sirena con Caveza de Piedra, Alas, Tocado, y Collar de Perlas, todo de Color de oro Esmaltado, qe. inclusa el Asa, tiene once dedos de alto, y Caja de Tafilete encarnado.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 36.
Otro vaso, y su vasa de piedra Agata guarnezido, que forma el asa de una vicha con alas, y la cabeza de la misma piedra, el pico un mascaron , y hojas : en el pie, y vasa, hojas y cintas, agallonado de esmalte rojo y todo de oro con esmalte blanco, berde, azul, purpura y rojo: en la vicha tiene su collar con diez y ocho granitos aperlados mui pequeños tasados en quatro reales; regulado el oro en dos onzas y media poco mas o menos, que todo con la piedra de dho vaso y su caja vale 7.774.

Exhibitions +

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

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal

Displayed objects +

Heraldic: Escudo del Delfín de Francia, D. Luis, padre de Felipe V.
Escudo cuartelado: 1º y 4º con tres lises puestos en 2:1 ,2º y 3º con delfín. Coronado con corona de lises Alrededor del escudo, dos collares de las órdenes de caballería: Orden del Sancti Spiritus: con medallón con paloma inserto dentro de una cruz de Malta con lises en sus ángulos. El interior es el collar de la Orden de San Miguel

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

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