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Case for rock crystal dish with an engraved eagle and for salver
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Case for rock crystal dish with an engraved eagle and for salver

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

This case takes the form of the vessels for which it was made, a Rock crystal dish with an engraved eagle (O20) and a salver (disappeared). 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; 316

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Rock crystal dish with an engraved eagle
Rock crystal / hyaline quartz, Silver gilt, XIV century
Inventory number
O003029
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for rock crystal dish with an engraved eagle and for salver
Date
1690 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Dyed; Gilt tooling; Tanned
Medium
Leather; Wood; Metal; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 11.5 cm.; Diameter: 29.5 cm.; Weight: 961 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; 316.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 401.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 115.
Dos Piezas en una Caja redonda de Tafilete encarnado; la una una Flamenquilla lisa de Christal de Roca que tiene una Aguila coronada gravada en el fondo por la parte de áfuera, y una guarnicion, que circunda el vorde de Color de oro, parte burilado, y la otra una Salvilla con su pie, del proprio Christal, gravados en ella dos Canastillos de Flores, y distintos ramos con dos guarniciones de Color de oro Esmaltado, y tiene la primera quince dedos, y medio de alto; y la ultima doce en la propria forma.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 126.

Exhibitions +

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

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 19-05-2020 | Registry created on 02-10-2018

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