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Rock crystal salver with gadrooned decoration

Ca. 1600. Rock crystal / Hyaline quartz, Silver gilt Not on display

Oval salver made up of seven pieces of rock crystal joined by mounts and mouldings of openwork silver. The central piece is oval, engraved with striking radial gadroons and a strip of festoons with two plant sprays and rows of seeds at the ends. It rests on a moulded oval foot of silver gilt. The brim of the salver is composed of a double moulding linked by four T-shaped elements with a pierced central piece and screws with flower-shaped heads. These hold the crystal plaques in place, each of them engraved with a central oval and spiral patterns emerging from the base. The ends of the oval are occupied by small bouquets. The decoration shows the persistence of Mannerist tastes for elements like ovals and mirrors. The rock crystal is of medium quality and has some old fractures.

Original state: Juan Laurent y Minier, “Vase, cristal de roche taillé et gravé, montures d’or et émail, XVIe siècle, règne de Henri III”, salver shown beneath vessel O96, c. 1879. Museo del Prado, HF0835/40 (L. Arbeteta, in press).

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Case for crystal salvers
Leather, Wood, Metal, Cloth, 1650 - 1711
Inventory number
Rock crystal salver with gadrooned decoration
Ca. 1600
Chased; Engraved; Esmerilado
Rock crystal / Hyaline quartz; Silver gilt
Height: 2.5 cm.; Width: 24 cm.; Base/bottom: 19.5 cm.; Weight: 418 g.; Ancho base: 6 cm.; Bottom of the base: 6.9 cm.
Tesoro del Delfín
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Angulo Íñiguez, Diego, Catálogo de las Alhajas del Delfín, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1989 (ed.rev), pp. 167-169.

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. 334-336.

Azcue Brea,L. Simal López,M. Cardito,Y., 'La participación de piezas del Tesoro del Delfín del Museo del Pradoen la Exposición Histórico-Natural y Etnográfica' En:, Ministerio de Educación Cultura y Deporte, Madrid, 2017, pp. 295-308

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

Other inventories +

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 100.
Vandeja menor... con ovalos

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Location +

Room 079B (On Display)

Update date: 05-06-2019 | Registry created on 02-12-2015

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