Sardonyx goblet with eagle's headLast third of the XVII century. Agate, Diamond, Enamel, Emerald, Gold, Ruby, 22.7 x 16.3 cm.
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 1712.