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Splendid Illuminated Leaf from a Pocket Bible, Paris,
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Description
Illuminated and richly endowed vellum manuscript from a so-called Pocket bible
Made in Northern France, presumably in a studio in Paris, around 1250
A full-page hand-painted initial in colors, silver and gold
Initial's core with a historic miniature showing a decapitation scene
With tendrils extending into margins, covering the text area's complete height
All columns with initial decorations and pen-work tendrils alternating in red and blue
Written in pearl in two columns with 45 lines on virgin parchment
Dimensions of leaf: 12.4 x 8.3 cm; text area: 9.5 x 6 cm
In very good condition
Stunningly rare painting, executed by a medieval hand more than 750 years ago

Condition:

In very good condition. Parchment with very nice patina originating from aging. Somewhat creased due to material's quality.


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Splendid Illuminated Leaf from a Pocket Bible, Paris,

Estimate €960 - €1,200
Mar 23, 2015
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Starting Price €600
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0001: Splendid Illuminated Leaf from a Pocket Bible, Paris,

Sold for €850
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Est. €960 - €1,200Starting Price €600
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Mar 23, 2015 1:00 PM EDT
Buyer's Premium 23.8%

Lot 0001 Details

Description
...
Illuminated and richly endowed vellum manuscript from a so-called Pocket bible
Made in Northern France, presumably in a studio in Paris, around 1250
A full-page hand-painted initial in colors, silver and gold
Initial's core with a historic miniature showing a decapitation scene
With tendrils extending into margins, covering the text area's complete height
All columns with initial decorations and pen-work tendrils alternating in red and blue
Written in pearl in two columns with 45 lines on virgin parchment
Dimensions of leaf: 12.4 x 8.3 cm; text area: 9.5 x 6 cm
In very good condition
Stunningly rare painting, executed by a medieval hand more than 750 years ago

Condition:

In very good condition. Parchment with very nice patina originating from aging. Somewhat creased due to material's quality.


Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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