ILLUMINATED CALENDAR LEAF. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, [France, c.1500].
Lot 2004
ILLUMINATED CALENDAR LEAF. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, [France, c.1500].
Sold for US$ 1,062 inc. premium
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ILLUMINATED CALENDAR LEAF.
Illuminated manuscript on vellum, [France, c.1500]. Single leaf from the Calendar section, the start of the month of January, 17 lines, red, blue, brown and gold inks, gothic bookhand, written space 143 x 105 mm, two-line initial in pink, blue, red, white and gold, and FULL-PAGE TROMPE L'OEIL BORDER on recto and quarter trompe l'oeil border on verso incorporating TWO VIGNETTES: the border on gold ground with polychrome pansies, pinks, roses, a strawberry, and three rock doves (one in flight), etc. the illuminated vignettes on the recto depicting a man feasting and on the verso, Aquarius. Six tiny wormholes, some corner soiling.
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