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Case for low vessel with cameos and a finial
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Case for low vessel with cameos and a finial

Last third of the XVII century. Leather, Wood, Cloth. Room 060

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Low vessel with cameos and a finial (disappeared during the War of Independence, ca. 1813). 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; 293

Technical data

Inventory number
O002972
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for low vessel with cameos and a finial
Date
Last third of the XVII century
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 17.5 cm.; Diameter: 14.5 cm.; Weight: 249 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; 293.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 394.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 102.
Un Vaso con su Tapa en forma de Copon con una Piedra esquisita de varios colores, con dos guarniciones una en el pie, y otra en la Tapa, con dos ordenes de á diez Camapheos engastados en ellas sobre color de oro esmaltado. en el Circulo superior de dha Tapa otra guarnicion de oro lisa, con un Cordoncillo de oro esmaltado ael Canto, y por remate una Caveza de Piedra Agata, que inclusa esta, Tiene su todo ocho dedos, y meº. de alto, y Caja como la antecedente [de tafilete encarnado].

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 40.
Otro vaso de hechura de taza pequeña, con su tapa, remate, y cabeza de piedra Jaspe oriental de colores, la tapa y pie de plata dorada, y sobrepuesto en todo ello unas piezas de oro de flores, hojas; Cartones y cintas esmaltado de medio relieve de verde, blanco, purpura y negro; y veinte engarzes en forma de orlas de dho oro, y en ellos veinte Camafeos; los cinco de Lapislazuli, los otros de diferentes piedras, y tamaños; regulado el oro en quatro onzas, poco mas o menos: la plata en ocho onzas, que todo, con el dorado, Camafeos, Caja de dho vaso vale 7.169...32

Exhibitions +

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

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 04-06-2020 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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