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Case for gadrooned sardonyx cup with an eagle’s head
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Case for gadrooned sardonyx cup with an eagle’s head

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

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Gadrooned sardonyx cup with an eagle’s head (O44). Case lined externally in leather with gilt iron decoration of fleurs-de-lys and dolphins, and internally with red cloth. Metal clasps. 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; 152

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Gadrooned sardonyx cup with an eagle’s head
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Inventory number
O003011
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for gadrooned sardonyx cup with an eagle’s head
Date
1690 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Dyed; Gilt tooling; Tanned
Medium
Leather; Wood; Metal; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 28 cm.; Width: 27 cm.; Base/bottom: 16 cm.; Weight: 656 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; 152.

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Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 360.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 28.
Una Copa acanalada con su pie de piedra Agata, con quatro guarniciones un Dragon por assa, y una Caveza de Aguila todo de color de oro esmaltado, en que estan engastadas Cinquenta y ocho piedras Diamantes, Rubies, y Esmeraldas, que inclusa el assa, tiene catorce dedos de alto; y su Caja de Tafilete encarnado.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 70.
Otro vaso de piedra Agata, y su pie: el vaso agallonado por dentro en hondo, guarnezido en redondo de oro; tiene por asa una sierpe con alas por pico una Caveza de Aguila; en la voca, y pie tres engarzes; todo lo dicho de oro esmaltado de verde azul, negro, blanco y purpora: uno de relieve, otro de matiz, compuestos de hojas, Cartones, y engastes sobre puesto tambien de oro, y plata, guarnezido con veinte y tres Diamantes rosas de varios tamaños, y treze rubies, sobre uno que le falta en el pie, con su engaste de plata, los demas de oro: tres rubies son Caujones, otros abrillantados, el mayor de cinco granos de area, una de grano y medio, y las restantes de varios tamaños; regulado el oro en doze onzas, poco mas o menos, que todo con la piedra de dicho vaso, y su caja vale 14.554...14.

Exhibitions +

"The Other Treasure": The Dauphin’s Cases
Madrid
10.03.2020 - 13.09.2020

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

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

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