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Case for heliotrope tazza with turquoises and rubies
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Case for heliotrope tazza with turquoises and rubies

1600 - 1711. Leather, Wood, Velvet. Room 060

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, an Heliotrope tazza with turquoises and rubies (O71). 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; 145

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Heliotrope tazza with turquoises and rubies
Bloodstone, Gold, Ruby, Turquoise, XVII century
Inventory number
O003028
Author
Ottoman workshop
Title
Case for heliotrope tazza with turquoises and rubies
Date
1600 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Dyed; Gilt tooling; Tanned
Medium
Leather; Wood; Velvet
Dimension
Height: 9 cm.; Diameter: 12.5 cm.; Weight: 187 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; 145.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 12957.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 22.
Una Taza de Piedra verde, embutida de Perfiles de Color de oro, en que están engastadas quarenta, y ocho Piedras Rubies, y Turquesas, que tiene quatro dedos de alto, y Caja de Tafilete encarnado.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 64.

Exhibitions +

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

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 19-05-2020 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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