Inventory number
O00043
Author
Anonymous
Title
Sardonyx goblet with eagle's head
Chronology
Last Third of the Seventeenth Century
Technique
Chiseling; Enameling; Carving
Material
Agate; Diamond; Emerald; Gold; Enamel; Ruby
Dimensions
22,5 cm
School
French
Theme
Animals
On display
Yes
Provenance
Royal Collection

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.

 
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