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Case for lapis lazuli goblet
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Case for lapis lazuli goblet

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

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Lapis lazuli goblet (O4). 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, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2001, p.85-89; 174

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Lapis lazuli goblet
Enamel, Lapis lazuli, Gold, 1550 - 1600
Inventory number
O002983
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for lapis lazuli goblet
Date
1690 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 15 cm.; Diameter: 15.2 cm.; Weight: 276 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, 2001, pp. 85-89; 174.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 346.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 40.
Otra Copa con su pie de Lapislazuli con tres orns. de guarnicion, el pie esmaltado sobre guarnicion de color de oro, que tiene siete dedos de alto, y Caja como las antectes. [de tafilete encarnado].

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 46.
Otro vaso, hechura de taza con su vasa, y pie de Lapislazuli, el pie y vasa con guarnicion de oro calado, esmaltado de berde, unas hojitas de blanco, unas cintas, y unos granos de rojo; regulado en cinco ochavas de oro, poco mas o menos, que con la piedra de dho vaso y su caja vale 2.179...12.

Exhibitions +

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

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal

Displayed objects +

Heraldic: Escudo del Delfín de Francia , D. Luis, padre de Felipe V. Escudo cuartelado:1º y 4º con tres lises puestos en 2:1, 2º y 3º con delfín
Escudo coronado con corona de lises. Alrededor del escudo, dos collares de las ordenes de caballería. El exterior, es el de los Caballeros de la Orden del Sancti Spiritus. El interior es el collar de la Orden de San Miguel.

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

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