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Rock crystal salver with pierced rim and four

Ca. 1615. Rock crystal / Hyaline quartz, Silver gilt Room 079B

Oval salver made up of seven pieces of rock crystal joined by a silver mount. The body consists of a moulded silver gilt oval piece with an oblong slot for the foot. The engraved decoration is at the ends, leaving the central areas almost unadorned. It consists of a series of spirals ending in seeds that mark the rhythms of the composition, and four flowers or rosettes at the ends of the pattern. The seven pieces that decorate the brim are fretted to form a crest of fleur-de-lys or C shapes. They are held in place by the moulding and seven pieces in the form of a double T, of which the back parts are missing. Arbeteta catalogued it as a Milanese piece. The rock crystal is of poor quality, with impurities that spoil the beautiful work (L. Arbeteta, in press).

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Case for crystal salvers
Leather, Wood, Metal, Cloth, 1650 - 1711
Inventory number
Rock crystal salver with pierced rim and four
Ca. 1615
Chased; Carved; Engraved; Esmerilado
Rock crystal / Hyaline quartz; Silver gilt
Height: 3.1 cm.; Width: 30 cm.; Base/bottom: 21.5 cm.; Weight: 563 g.; Ancho base: 14.1 cm.; Bottom of the base: 7 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.

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

Other inventories +

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 99.
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Location +

Room 079B (On Display)

Update date: 21-02-2020 | Registry created on 02-12-2015

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