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Case for heliotrope cup with two gold masks
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Case for heliotrope cup with two gold masks

1650 - 1711. Leather, Wood, Metal, Cloth Room 060

Case lined externally in leather with gilt iron decoration of fleurs-de-lys, and internally with red velvet. Metal clasps. It has the appearance of a deep oval tazza with a balustroid stem and foot. Internally, it is lined with red velvet in good condition, and has some small pads of crimson silk to preserve the delicate chased masks with rings in their mouths, situated at the ends of the vessel. The decoration, on good quality morocco leather, consists of a “semis” or “seedbed” of fleurs-de-lys in very closely spaced lines forming a grid, in the style of certain bookbinding designs of the period of Charles IX of France (1550-1574).

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Heliotrope cup with two gold masks
Bloodstone, Gold, 1600 - 1650
Inventory number
O003018
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for heliotrope cup with two gold masks
Date
1650 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Dyed; Gilt tooling; Tanned
Medium
Leather; Wood; Metal; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 23 cm.; Width: 21.7 cm.; Base/bottom: 16.5 cm.; Weight: 566 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; 300.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 377.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 105.
Una Copa con su pie todo de Piedra verdosa en forma ovalada, y acanalada con cinco guarniciones (inclusa la del pie, y vorde dellavio) y dos Mascaroncitos en que estan pendientes dos Sortijitas ácordonadas que sirven de Asas, todo de color de oro, y tiene once dedos de alto, once y medio de largo, y ocho, y meº. de ancho con Caja como la antecte. [de tafilete encarnado].

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 25.
Otro vaso grande arminellado con su vasa, y pie de piedra sanguina guarnezido todo de oro, con dos Cartones, y dos sortijas a modo de cordoncillo una de estas se halla suelta; los mas Cartones, y pie cincelados; unos gallones y flores, lo demas tallado; regulado en diez onzas de oro poco mas o menos tasado todo, la peidra de dho vaso con su caja vale 11.738...6.

Exhibitions +

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

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 13-03-2020 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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