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Case for cup with a lid supported by a female figure
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Case for cup with a lid supported by a female figure

XVII century. Leather, Wood, Silk. Room 060

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Cup with a lid supported by a female figure, stolen 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; 312

Technical data

Inventory number
O002977
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for cup with a lid supported by a female figure
Date
XVII century
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Silk
Dimension
Height: 28.5 cm.; Width: 14.5 cm.; Base/bottom: 12 cm.; Weight: 396 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; 312.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 451.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 113.
Una Copa algo ovalada con su pie, y tapa todo de Agata con una guarnicion que circunda el pie, una Figura que mantiene la Copa, y en la Tapa otras dos guarniciones, la una con sus Mascaroncitos, y en la otra engastadas siete piezas de la misma Piedra, y la ultima guarnicionen la Tapa, sobre la qual está un remate de hechura de llamas, todo de color de oro Esmaltado, qe. con dho remate tiene catorce dedos y meº. de alto, y Caja de Tafilete encarnado.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 31.
Un vaso en forma de copon, con su tapa, pie y remate de piedra Agata: el vaso, y pie agallonado, la tapa lisa, y el remate, y ocho piedras pequeñas, guarnezido de oro a modo de llamas: tapa y pie tambien guarnezida, esta con dos mascarones, y un genero de conchas, y hojas con media caña esmaltado de berde, y calado, el del pie es de hojas, cintas y genero de gallones: la vasa una figura de cuerpo entero, qe. mantiene el vaso con las manos, todo de oro, esmaltado de blanco, negro, y azul, verde, y rojo, regulado en nueve onzas, poco mas o menos que todo con la piedra del vaso con su caja vale 9.086...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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