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January Calendar Leaf from a French Book of Hours, c.
Item Details
Description
Illuminated late medieval manuscript leaf from a calendar on vellum
Calendar leaf for the month January
France, around 1470
Gothic textura in brown and red ink, written in French
Two large initials 'KL' in gold on blue and mauve ground
Five smaller gilt-heightened initials, also on blue and mauve ground
Front side with a splendid marginal border with blossoms in blue, green and red with restrained gilt dotting
With a sitting squirrel in center of border
Dimensions of leaf: 14.5 x 10 cm, text area: 9 x 9 cm
Very good condition without blemishes
Provenance: Collection, Münster

This late medieval manuscript leaf from a calendar for the month January, made around 1470, originates from a French Book of Hours. The Gothic textura in brown and red ink is adorned by two large gilt-bordered letters 'KL' on blue and mauve ground. Additionally, with five smaller gilt-heightened initials, also on blue and mauve ground and a splendid marginal border with blossoms in blue, green and red with restrained gilt dotting. What is particularly neat is the illustration of a squirrel in center of border.


Condition:

The leaf is in very good condition without blemishes. It is somewhat browned in lower margin and some browning owed to the material. Dimensions of leaf: 14.5 x 10 cm, text area: 9 x 9 cm.


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January Calendar Leaf from a French Book of Hours, c.

Estimate €320 - €400
Mar 23, 2015
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Starting Price €200
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0003: January Calendar Leaf from a French Book of Hours, c.

Sold for €200
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Est. €320 - €400Starting Price €200
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Mar 23, 2015 1:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0003 Details

Description
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Illuminated late medieval manuscript leaf from a calendar on vellum
Calendar leaf for the month January
France, around 1470
Gothic textura in brown and red ink, written in French
Two large initials 'KL' in gold on blue and mauve ground
Five smaller gilt-heightened initials, also on blue and mauve ground
Front side with a splendid marginal border with blossoms in blue, green and red with restrained gilt dotting
With a sitting squirrel in center of border
Dimensions of leaf: 14.5 x 10 cm, text area: 9 x 9 cm
Very good condition without blemishes
Provenance: Collection, Münster

This late medieval manuscript leaf from a calendar for the month January, made around 1470, originates from a French Book of Hours. The Gothic textura in brown and red ink is adorned by two large gilt-bordered letters 'KL' on blue and mauve ground. Additionally, with five smaller gilt-heightened initials, also on blue and mauve ground and a splendid marginal border with blossoms in blue, green and red with restrained gilt dotting. What is particularly neat is the illustration of a squirrel in center of border.


Condition:

The leaf is in very good condition without blemishes. It is somewhat browned in lower margin and some browning owed to the material. Dimensions of leaf: 14.5 x 10 cm, text area: 9 x 9 cm.


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

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