Medieval Manuscript Illuminated Leaf From A Breviary. Northern France, C.1450

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Seller: ulric2 (503) 100%, Location: Grimsby, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192720265568 This is an illuminated leaf from a Breviary that was produced in Northern France for Burgundian Use c.1450-1475. It was made for Etienne Carondelet who was based in Dole, south-east of Dijon.The text is from the Divine Office on the feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.The size of the leaf is 188mm x 142mm (7 7/20ins. x 5 6/10ins.). ILLUMINATION AND DECORATIONSix two-line initials in colours and highly burnished gold.One one-line initials in colours and highly burnished gold. PROVENANCEA certificate was provided (for another leaf) in 1985 by “Collectors Cabinet”, Bad Aachen, Germany to the effect that: -“It comes from a breviary, which in 1458 Etienne Carandelot, a canon of the Church of Notre Dame in Dôl, commissioned Jean d'Aussert to write.” Please be aware of the condition of this item. What you can see in the pictures is what the winning bidder will receive. This leaf is in superb condition with very little age relater wear. It is on very fine velum. It has been written by a very accomplished scribe and has illumination from the middle of the fifteenth century that is of the highest quality and in superb condition.This quality of illumination is not generally found in a Breviary and it must have been an expensive production for a person of the highest rank. The style and quality of the illumination would suggest that the Breviary was produced in Paris. It was certainly not for the Use of Rome and the provenance (see above) would indicate a Bergundian Use. Payment by Paypal please.STANDARD SHIPPING INCLUDING INSURANCE: - UK - £7, REST OF THE WORLD- £12. In the event that actual costs are greater, no extra will be charged.

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