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Sardonyx goblet with eagle's head

Last third of the XVII century. Agate, Diamond, Enamel, Emerald, Gold, Ruby

A goblet made up of three pieces of different agates decorated with enameled gold and crowned with an eagle´s head. The vessel itself is considered a work of Antiquity, perhaps Hellenistic Greek, while the other parts were made in the seventeenth century. According to old photographs, it originally had a handle shaped like a winged dragon on the opposite side from the eagle. This was stolen from the Prado Museum in 1918. This work was part of the inheritance received by King Felipe V (1683-1746) upon the death of his father, the Grand Dauphin, in 1711.

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Sardonyx goblet with eagle's head
Last third of the XVII century
Chased; Enamelled; Carved; Mounted / set
Agate; Diamond; Enamel; Emerald; Gold; Ruby
Height: 22.7 cm.; Width: 16.3 cm.; Base/bottom: 13.5 cm.; Diameter of the base: 10.7 cm.
Tesoro del Delfín
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Gil, Cristina, El Tesoro: Una maravilla barroca perdida en el Museo del Prado, 1985/02/24, pp. 14-16.

Departamento Didáctico-Pedagógico, Alhajas del Delfín, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1989, pp. 1-8.

Angulo Íñiguez, Diego, Catálogo de las Alhajas del Delfin, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1989, pp. 86.

Arbeteta Mira, Letizia, Nuevas noticias sobre las 'Alhajas del Delfín' (II), Boletín del Museo del Prado, 13, 1992, pp. 21-36.

Arbeteta Mira, Leticia, 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. 134-135.

Other inventories +

Inv. Gabinete Historia Natural, 1776. Núm. 80.
Vaso, con su tapa y pie de agata onis...

Exhibitions +

Intercambio por las Colecciones Reales Españolas de mosaicos y piedras duras
09.07.2001 - 16.09.2001

Location +

Room 101 (On Display)

Update date: 05-04-2018 | Registry created on 26-11-2015

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