The Eleanor vase from the treasury of the abbey of Saint-Denis Suger, abbot of Saint-Denis from 1122 to 1151. The vase was given to Suger by Louis VII who had been given the vase as a gift by his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, who had inherited it from her grandfather, William IX of Aquitaine. Suger decided to make an offering of it to the holy martyrs. The rock crystal itself is Persian and dates from the Sasanian (6th or 7th cent.) or post-Sasanian (9th or 10th cent.) era.