(Photo: Princess Gisela together with Margrave Alexander of Meissen, handing over the Ruby Glass Goblet of Augustus the Strong to the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections).)
By acquisition of the „Freunde des Grünen Gewölbes e.V.“ (Friends of the Green Vault Association), a piece of art of Augustus the Strong finally came back to Dresden. Manufactured in 1715 by order of Augustus the Strong, the Ruby Glass Goblet reflects the diverse connections between Saxony and Spain in a very special way: Princess Maria Amalia of Saxony, a daughter of Augustus III, was married to the Spanish King Carlos III in 1736. She died in 1760 and was buried in the Spanish Kings’ tomb, the Escorial.
The mentioned piece of art can be looked at in the Green Vault’s Neuber Room.