The itinerary <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> has been successfully created. Now you can add in works from the Collection browser
<em>TITULOOBRA</em> added to <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> itinerary

Case for rock crystal ewer with a handle in the form of a winged beast
Close Continuar a ficha de la obra

Case for rock crystal ewer with a handle in the form of a winged beast

1650 - 1689. Leather, Wood, Metal, Gamuza.
Not on display

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Rock crystal ewer with a handle in the form of a winged beast (O99). 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.

Technical data

Related artworks

Inventory number
Case for rock crystal ewer with a handle in the form of a winged beast
1650 - 1689
Moulded; Repoussé; Gilt tooling; Tanned
Leather; Wood; Metal; Gamuza
Height: 32 cm; Width: 19.5 cm; Base/bottom: 10 cm; Diameter: 12 cm; Weight: 489 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; 280.

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. 21958.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 95.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 96.
Un Jarro con su pico, pie, y asa de hechura de Esphinge con sus AJas (la una quebrada) todo de Christal de Roca gravado de Flores, y Ramos con tres guarniciones de color de oro, que inclusa el asa, y Caveza del Esphinge tiene una tercia, y un dedo de alto, con Caja de Tafilete encarnado.

Inscriptions +

Handwritten label in black ink. On underside

No.. 2 grhöst Zu No. 1 R / 900. loxlau
Inscribed with pen and ink. On the bottom

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

Print on demand

Print artworks available in our catalogue in high quality and your preferred size and finish.

Image archive

Request artworks available in our catalogue in digital format.