Auction 116, Lot 855

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1570 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.5 x 6.5 inches
11.4 x 16.5 cm

This beautiful vellum leaf is from a very late manuscript French Book of Hours, made after the reforms initiated by Pope Pius V in 1568. The scribe used dark brown ink and wrote in a fine rounded roman hand and illuminated the leaf with delicate initials and line fillers painted in blue, red, green and gold. The large initial on verso is decorated with a very pretty painting of flowers and leaves.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006

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