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Case for jasper cup with cameos and emeralds
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Case for jasper cup with cameos and emeralds

Early Último tercio del siglo XVII - XVIII century. Leather, Wood, Gamuza. Room 060

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Jasper cup with cameos and emeralds (O40). 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; 141

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Jasper cup with cameos and emeralds
Agate, Chalcedony, Emerald, Jasper, Silver gilt, 1662 - 1675
Inventory number
O003008
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for jasper cup with cameos and emeralds
Date
Early Último tercio del siglo XVII - XVIII century
Technique
Modelled; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Gamuza
Dimension
Height: 25 cm.; Width: 15.5 cm.; Base/bottom: 12 cm.; Weight: 343 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; 141.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 450.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 20.
Una Copa ovalada con su pie, y tapa de piedra Agata Jaspeada, con cinco guarniciones inclusa la del remate todas de color de oro esmaltado, y en ellas engastados quarenta Camapheos, y Cinquenta, y seis Esmeraldas medianas, y pequeñas, que incluso el remate tiene trece dedos de alto, y Caja como el antecedente [de tafilete encarnado].

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 76.
Vaso aobado con su tapa, pie y vasa, de jaspe de Sicilia

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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