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Case for jasper helmet-shaped ewer
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Case for jasper helmet-shaped ewer

Ca. 1600. Leather, Wood, Metal, Cloth. Room 060

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Jasper helmet-shaped ewer (O18). 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; 321

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Jasper helmet-shaped ewer
Enamel, Jasper, Gold, Ca. 1600
Inventory number
O002994
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for jasper helmet-shaped ewer
Date
Ca. 1600
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Metal; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 18 cm.; Width: 19 cm.; Base/bottom: 11.5 cm.; Weight: 272 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; 321.

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Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 397.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 117.
Un Vaso en forma de Aguamanil, con su pie todo de Piedra Agata con dos guarniciones en el pie, y asa de Color de oro Esmaltado, que tiene de alto por la parte del asa, ocho dedos, y medio, y Caja de Tafilete encarnado, (digo) negro.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 35.
Otro vaso en forma de morrion de piedra Diaspero oriental, guarnezido el pie, vaso, y asa de oro esmaltado de negro, blanco, y algo azul; regulado en una onza, y dos ochavas de oro, poco mas o menos, que con la piedra de dho vaso y su caja vale 6.359...12.

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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