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Tabletop of the Admiral of Castile
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Tabletop of the Admiral of Castile

Ca. 1625. Agate, Chalcedony, Coral, Bohemian jasper, Lapis lazuli, White marble, Paragone. Not on display

This tabletop has a border with large, lapis lazuli cartouches surrounding the arms of the 9th Admiral of Castile, Alfonso Enríquez de Cabrera, and of his mother, Vittoria Colonna. Enríquez de Cabrera was Viceroy of Naples between 1644 and 1646, when he must have acquired this tabletop. The coat-of-arms is less delicately executed than the border. The base dates from the nineteenth century.

Technical data

Inventory number
Tabletop of the Admiral of Castile
Ca. 1625
Agate; Chalcedony; Coral; Bohemian jasper; Lapis lazuli; White marble; Paragone
Height: 76.5 cm.; Width: 62 cm.; Weight: 105.2 Kg.
Vittoria Colonna, widow of the VIII Admiral of Castile, 1633; Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Ceballos-Escalera, Isabel de, Catálogo del legado Fernández Durán (Artes decorativas), Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1974, pp. 101, nº 45.

Aguiló Alonso, María Paz, El mueble en España: Siglos XVI-XVII, C.S.I.C. Antiquaria, 1993, pp. 347.

González-Palacios, Alvar, Las colecciones reales españolas de mosaicos y piedras duras, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2001, pp. 97-98, nº 13.

Gisbert, María Isabel, Vocabulario de mármoles arqueológicos en las mesas de piedras duras del Museo del Prado, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XX, 2002, pp. 111-128.

Cruz Yabar, Juan María, Las esculturas del IX y el X almirantes de Castilla, Boletín del Museo Arqueológico Nacional, 38, 2019, pp. 149-168 [150-151].

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 85.

Displayed objects +

Shield / Coat of Arms


Crown / Wreath

Update date: 15-10-2021 | Registry created on 02-12-2015

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