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Case for low gadrooned chalcedony tazza
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Case for low gadrooned chalcedony tazza

XVI century. Leather, Wood, Metal, Fabric.
Not on display

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Fluted goblet with a tall stem and rubies (O22). 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; 191

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Low gadrooned chalcedony tazza
Chalcedony, Enamel, Gold, 1570 - 1600
Workshop of the Miseroni
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Case for low gadrooned chalcedony tazza
XVI century
Sculptural and other d-dimensional techniques; Textile techniques
Leather; Wood; Metal; Fabric
Height: 15.5 cm; Width: 29.5 cm; Base/bottom: 27 cm; Weight: 737 g
Tesoro del Delfín
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; 191.

Arbeteta, Leticia, 'Tesoro del delfín. Una herencia de la familia real francesa' En:, Los tesoros ocultos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 2017, pp. 248-276.

Azcue Brea, Leticia, Rarezas y lujo para deslumbrar: el Tesoro del Delfín., Ars & Renovatio.Centro de Estudios de Arte del Renacimiento, 7, 2019, pp. 504-519.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 22873.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 5.
Otro vaso grande, tambien aobado y arminellado, de piedra Agata, le falta un pedazito en la falda: tiene su pie, y vasa abiertos unos ramos, y gallones: por asas dos Sierpes de oro, con alas de los mismo y dos engarzes en la vasa y pie esmaltado de blanco, negro, azul, rojo y verde transparente; Y se regula por seis onzas de oro, que con la piedra, y caxa de dho vaso vale 10.765...32.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 51.
Una Copa ácanalada con pie de Piedra Agata, gravda. por áfuera, algunas Flores, que por asas tiene dos Serpientes, con sus alas, y dos guarniciones en el pie, todo de Color de oro esmaltado, y es de Cinco dedos, y medio de alto, y Catorce de largo, sin las Asas. con Caja como las antecedentes [de tafilete negro].

Exhibitions +

"The Other Treasure": The Dauphin’s Cases
10.03.2020 - 14.02.2021

Update date: 30-04-2022 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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