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Case for heliotrope salver with a tall foot
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Case for heliotrope salver with a tall foot

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

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Heliotrope salver with a tall foot (O11). 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; 271

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Heliotrope salver with a tall foot
Enamel, Bloodstone, Gold, Ca. 1600
Inventory number
O002988
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for heliotrope salver with a tall foot
Date
1690 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 17 cm.; Base/bottom: 16.5 cm.; Diameter: 21 cm.; Weight: 488 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; 271.

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Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 380.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 91.
Una Salvillita con su pie, en figura ovalada todo de Piedra verdosa, con algunas manchas rojas, y cinco guarniciones de Color de oro esmaltdo. Tiene siete dedos de alto; once de largo, y ocho de ancho, con Caja de Tafilete encarnado.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 13.
Otra vaso en forma de platillo aobado, con su relefe en medio, vasa y pie de piedra Diaspero guarnezido pie, y vasa y asiento, con oro esmaltado de blanco, y negro; regulado en una onza poco mas o menos que todo con la piedra de dho vaso y caja en que se halla vale 5.273...26.

Exhibitions +

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

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

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

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