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Case for urn-shaped vessel with three bands of enamelled gold and cameos
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Case for urn-shaped vessel with three bands of enamelled gold and cameos

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

This case takes the form of the vessel for which it was made, an Urn-shaped vessel with three bands of enamelled gold and cameos, disappeared in 1918 (HF835/004). 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; 193

Technical data

Inventory number
O002965
Author
Anonymous
Title
Case for urn-shaped vessel with three bands of enamelled gold and cameos
Date
1690 - 1711
Technique
Moulded; Gilt tooling
Medium
Leather; Wood; Cloth
Dimension
Height: 31.5 cm.; Diameter: 15 cm.; Weight: 647 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; 193.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de Artes Decorativas. Núm. 371.

Inv. Felipe V, La Granja, Tesoro del Delfín, 1746. Núm. 52.
Un Vaso de Piedra Agata con tres ordenes de Camapheos engastados en color de oro esmaltado en el remate. Tiene su todo pie, y medio, y quince dedos de alto, y Caja de Tafilete encarnado.

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 20.
Otro vaso hechura de tibor de dos piezas, el pie, el cuerpo y remate de plata dorada, cuio vaso es de Agata y sobrepuestos en dhas piezas otras de oro de hojas, y flores, y cintas de medio relieve, esmaltado todo lo demas de ello de blanco, purpura, y negro, y verde trasparente; en el pie, cuerpo, y remate, diez y seis Camafeos, los quatro de Lapislazuli, los otros de diversas piedras y todo de varios tamaños regulado en seis onzas de oro poco mas o menos, y diez y seis de plata, qe. con los Camafeos, y piedra del vaso con su caja vale 10.282 ... 26

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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