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Case for square-footed jasper cup with cameos
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Case for square-footed jasper cup with cameos

1689 - 1711. Wood, Velvet, Piel. Room 060

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, a Square-footed jasper cup with cameos (O38 or O39). 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; 108-111

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Square-footed jasper cup with cameos
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Square-footed jasper cup with cameos
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Inventory number
O003007
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for square-footed jasper cup with cameos
Date
1689 - 1711
Technique
Carved; Tanned
Medium
Wood; Velvet; Piel
Dimension
Height: 18 cm.; Width: 11 cm.; Base/bottom: 7.2 cm.; Weight: 219 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; 108-111.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 22867.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 7.
Dos Copas con su pie quadrado, y tapa que remata en un Cogollito de hojas todo de Color de Oro esmaltado, con us dos asas de lo mismo cada una en figura de Cavezas de Carnero, sin esmalte, y dos ordenes que componen diez Camafeos, y dos Cavezas esmaltadas en el medio, las circunda una piedra de Agata en que están engastadas ocho piedras Rubies, y Esmeraldas por mitad y tienen incluso el remate á ocho dedos, y meº. de alto, y sus Cajas de Lija negra.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 61.
Dos vasos, en forma de tibores de piedra Agata con sus pies quadrados [...] que junto con los Camafeos , y piedras de dhos vasos con las dos cajas que se hallan valen 12.736...24.

Exhibitions +

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

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 22-05-2020 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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