ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, 2 leaves, Paris, first part of 15th century
Lot 219
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Lot Details
Two leaves from a Parisian Book of Hours, 15 lines (justification 95 x 65mm.), each with three initials, line fillers and and full leafy borders, all in gold and colours, margins waterstained affecting the borders, each 175 x 130mm. [Paris, first part of the fifteenth century]


  • Provenance: A typed invoice (dated 1978) identifies these as two leaves from Chester Beattie, Western Manuscript MS 103, sold Sotheby's June 24, 1969 (previously collection of J. B. Jarman, Sotheby's June 13-14, 1864, lot 47), and notes that another leaf from the same dismembered book was dated 1408 (bearing the colophon 'Factum est anno mccccviii quo ceciderunt pontes parisiis'), the year the bridges of Paris were destroyed by flooding.
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