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Case for small agate cup with dark bands
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Case for small agate cup with dark bands

1690 - 1711. Leather, Wood, Metal, Fabric. Room 079B

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Small agate cup with dark bands (O55). 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; 177

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Small agate cup with dark bands
Agate, Enamel, Gold, Ca. 1600
Inventory number
O003020
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for small agate cup with dark bands
Date
1690 - 1711
Technique
Dyed; Gilt tooling; Tanned
Medium
Leather; Wood; Metal; Fabric
Dimension
Height: 10 cm; Width: 9 cm; Base/bottom: 8.5 cm; Weight: 107 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; 177.

Arbeteta, L. Azcue, L., El Tesoro del Delfín, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2018.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 353.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 43.
Una Copita con su pie todo de Agata, y tres guarniciones en él, de Color de Oro Esmaltado. Tiene cinco dedos de alto; y Caja como la antecte. [de tafilete encarnado].

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 57.
Otro vaso a modo de copita con su vasa, y pie de piedra Agata en el pie y vasa tres engarzes de oro, esmaltado de blanco, azul, y verde regulado en dos ochavas y media de oro, poco mas o menos que junto con la piedra y caja de dicho vaso vale 1.082...18.

Inscriptions +

No 37
Inscribed in pen and brown ink. On underside

D.Mo.P / 353
Typed. On the body

Location +

Room 079B (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 05-11-2021 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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