Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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62

Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours , on parchment [France , c

Sold for £650

Est: £400–600

Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours , on parchment [France (probably Paris), c. 1410]

Single leaf, with single column of 18 lines in a high grade of late gothic bookhand (written space: 122 by 78mm.), one- and 2-line initials in blue or pink on gold grounds and enclosing foliate sprigs, line fillers in same (with baubels within coloured zigzagging or undulating lines, leaves and triangles, gem-like stones and geometric patterns), three-quarter border on front and back of leaf formed from riotous single-line foliage with flowers and fruit emerging from golden spurs in the corners, all terminating in gold ivy leaves, bezants and flowers, small spots and slight flaking to ink, else in excellent condition, 210 by 157mm.

Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

Bloomsbury London
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24 Maddox Street
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