Auction 29.06.1994

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 29.06.1994

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VERY LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL "H", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

VERY LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL "H", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Lombardy, circa 1250] Leaf 430x300mm, initial 135x86mm, of yellow columns with geometric strapwork decoration, on blue and purple ground; infilled in the lower half with the figure of a man in purple

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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LARGE INITIAL 'O', cut to shape, FROM A MONUMENTAL MANUSCRIPT BIBLE ON VELLUM

LARGE INITIAL 'O', cut to shape, FROM A MONUMENTAL MANUSCRIPT BIBLE ON VELLUM [Italy, circa 1100] 138x143mm. The initial circular, made up of blue and white panels containing ropework design, with white penwork decoration, within inner and outer yellow frame. The initial encloses the letters NUS

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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VERY LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL "S", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

VERY LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL "S", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Perugia, first quarter of the 14th century] Leaf 580x400mm, initial 184x196mm, in pink and orange and gold on blue ground with scrolling white tracery, and pink, blue and gold leafy extensions, all

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN, historiated initial "C", on a leaf from an...

JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN, historiated initial "C", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Bologna or Emilia-Romagna, circa 1340] Leaf 480x335mm, initial 103x84mm, grey with white tracery on burnished gold ground, with foliate extensions in full colours. Joseph carrying a stick

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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SAINT MARTIN, historiated initial "D", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

SAINT MARTIN, historiated initial "D", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT MISSAL ON VELLUM [Umbria, Perugia, second half of the 14th century] Leaf 363x245mm, initial 50x60mm, pink ornamented in gold on blue ground with white penwork tracery and coloured leafy extensions. St. Martin riding a

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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BOY FISHING, historiated initial "C" on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

BOY FISHING, historiated initial "C" on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Northwestern Italy, last quarter of the 14th century] Leaf 520x370mm, initial 145x118mm, grey and purple on blue ground with white penwork decoration and coloured leafy extension. A boy dressed in a

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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CAPITULA OF THE SCUOLA GRANDE OF SANTA MARIA VALVERDE DEL MISERICORDIA...

CAPITULA OF THE SCUOLA GRANDE OF SANTA MARIA VALVERDE DEL MISERICORDIA, single leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Venice, Giustino del fu Gherardino da Forli, circa 1382] 360x265mm, 22 lines, justification 214x160mm, written in brown ink in a gothic rotunda, rubrics in red, 2 HISTORIATED

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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VIRGIN AND CHILD, historiated initial "R", cut from an ILLUMINATED...

VIRGIN AND CHILD, historiated initial "R", cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Tuscany, Siena?, circa 1400]Cutting 230x135mm, initial 77x77mm with floral extensions, pink on burnished gold ground, extensions orange, green and blue with gold stars. The Virgin in blue robe

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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ENORMOUS ILLUMINATED INITIAL "H", on a leaf from a MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON...

ENORMOUS ILLUMINATED INITIAL "H", on a leaf from a MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Spain? circa 1400] Leaf 570x397mm, initial 235x230mm, pink on blue ground with scrolling white tracery, within a burnished gold surround and lush coloured leafy extensions along the whole length of the page. Infilled

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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ST. AGNES, historiated initial "D", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

ST. AGNES, historiated initial "D", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Florence, circle of Lorenzo Monaco, circa 1400] Leaf 402x325mm (trimmed at head), initial 92x91mm, pink orange and blue with yellow border and burnished gold decoration on blue ground, with coloured

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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A MONK RINGING THE BELLS, historiated initial "E" on a leaf from an...

A MONK RINGING THE BELLS, historiated initial "E" on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BREVIARY ON VELLUM [Bologna, beginning of the 15th century] Leaf 369x260mm, initial 60x60mm, pink on burnished gold ground, painted in a coloured design of green, blue and red acanthus leaves and a

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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ILLUMINATED INITIAL "C", on a leaf from an MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BREVIARY ON VELLUM

ILLUMINATED INITIAL "C", on a leaf from an MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BREVIARY ON VELLUM [Bologna, beginning of the 15th century] Leaf 368x263mm, initial 43x44mm, pink on burnished gold ground, with painted floral and foliate extension and a large stork-like bird at the side. Infilled with multi-coloured

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL "B" on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT...

LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL "B" on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT FRANCISCAN PSALTER [Venice, first half of the 15th century] 532x368mm, initial 153x160mm, pink and purple on burnished gold ground, decorated with lush green, blue and red foliage. Unfortunately, the inner inhabited part has been

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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SAINT AGATHA, historiated initial "G", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

SAINT AGATHA, historiated initial "G", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [South Eastern Germany or Austria, circa 1450] Upper portion of a leaf, 325x445mm, initial 145x150mm, yellow with foliate pattern, on burnished gold ground with leafy pattern, purple and lilac

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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GOSPEL LECTIONARY. Single leaf from a LARGE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT...

GOSPEL LECTIONARY. Single leaf from a LARGE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LECTIONARY ON VELLUM [Southern Germany, Augsburg?, circa 1450] 384x254mm, written in light-brown ink in a gothic textura, rubrics in red, double column, 34 lines, justification 250x177mm. 2 large six-line initials "I", blue on

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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THE VISITATION. Leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HOURS ON VELLUM

THE VISITATION. Leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HOURS ON VELLUM [Southern France?, circa 1450]115x82mm. The Virgin and Elizabeth meeting in a green and rocky landscape. Their dress and drapery in gold. A large castle with castellated towers and a church in the background. Within an

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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ILLUMINATED INITIAL "A", on a leaf from a MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM

ILLUMINATED INITIAL "A", on a leaf from a MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Veneto, second half of the 15th century] Leaf 488x353mm, initial 82x96mm, pink with white tracery on burnished gold ground, with painted leafy and floral extensions and decoration, infilled with pink and green leaves on blue

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, historiated initial "I" on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, historiated initial "I" on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Padua, or Ferrara?, second half of the 15th century] Leaf 567x405mm, initial 117x130mm. Saint Anthony in the robe of a Franciscan, holding a martyr's palmbranch and in his other hand a book

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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THE ASCENSION. Historiated initial "V", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

THE ASCENSION. Historiated initial "V", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Florence, circle of Attavante, circa 1480] Leaf 605x420mm, initial 93x103mm, pink on burnished gold ground, with coloured leafy and floral extensions. The Apostles watching Christ's Ascent in a

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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PENTECOST. Miniature from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HOURS ON VELLUM

PENTECOST. Miniature from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HOURS ON VELLUM [Northern France, circa 1500]55x54mm. The Virgin with two Apostles (St.Peter and St.John?), the haloes of the others behind them; the sacred white Dove above, surrounded and showering golden flames. Within a narrow gold

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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THE ANNUNCIATION TO THE SHEPHERDS. Leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT BOOK...

THE ANNUNCIATION TO THE SHEPHERDS. Leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HOURS ON VELLUM [Rouen, circa 1500]182x110mm. Three shepherds, two praying, one standing, in a landscape, all looking heavenwards at a golden angel emanating golden rays. A river and outlines of a city in the distance, as

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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AN APOSTLE, historiated initial "E", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

AN APOSTLE, historiated initial "E", on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT GRADUAL ON VELLUM [Florence, circle of Perugino, circa 1500] Leaf 569x408mm, initial 170x170mm, red and pink on burnished gold and red ground with coloured foliate decoration and floral extensions. The Apostle standing in

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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ENORMOUS ILLUMINATED INITIAL "O", cut from a leaf of a MANUSCRIPT...

ENORMOUS ILLUMINATED INITIAL "O", cut from a leaf of a MANUSCRIPT ANTIPHONAL ON VELLUM [Spain, Valencia or Toledo, circa 1500] 264x239mm, fawn patterned with a lush surround of blue, orange and white scrolling leaves, stems and flowers on a raised burnished gold ground, infilled with a large

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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GIOVANNI MARIA VISCONTI (1389-1412), duke of Milan. Grant of arms and...

GIOVANNI MARIA VISCONTI (1389-1412), duke of Milan. Grant of arms and investiture with the county of Cemmo and Cimbergo to Boccacino and Bartolomeo della Torre, in Latin. MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM ILLUMINATED BY TOMASINO DA VIMERCATE [Milan, 23 October 1410] Single sheet, 465x675mm (520x675mm unfolded

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Amiens, or North-Eastern France, circa 1300] 20 leaves only, 120x84mm, 11 lines, justification 63x46mm, written in black ink in a gothic textura, rubrics in red, initials in gold or blue, with penwork flourishing, 14 two-line initials in

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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PSALTER, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

PSALTER, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Southern Netherlands, Brussels?, late 13th century] 127x90mm, 185 leaves (lacking one leaf before f.113 and probably an added Beatus leaf before f.7), collation: 1 6 2 10 3-14 8 15 6 (-1) 16 6 17-23 8 24 6 , with catchwords. 17 lines, ruled in

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Beauvais?, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Beauvais?, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Northeastern France, second quarter of the 14th century] 137x97mm, 150 leaves, including original final blank leaf, COMPLETE, collation: 1 12 2-8 8 9 4 10-18 8 19 6 , with catchwords, 12 lines, ruled in plummet

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris?, circa 1430] 178x126mm, 172 leaves, COMPLETE, collation: 1 12 2 8 3 4 4-21 8 22 4 , with catchwords, 15 lines, ruled in red with occasional pricking in outer margin, justification 91x56mm, written in brown ink in a

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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PORTIFORIUM, collection of short offices in Latin, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [England, second half of the 14th century] 120x90mm, 65 leaves (including first and last 2 blank leaves), APPARENTLY COMPLETE, collation: 1 1 2 1 8 3 1 4 4 12 5 1 s6 6 , 17 lines (final prayers 16/20 lines), justification

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Jun 1994

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BREVIARY, for the use of Xanten, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BREVIARY, for the use of Xanten, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Lower Rhineland, Xanten?, mid-15th century] 115x85mm, 288 leaves, collation: 1 4 (3 cancelled blank) 2 6 (-6 cancelled) 3 4 (blanks, one cancelled) 4-10 10 11 12 (-8 and 10, 9 in later hand inserted) 12 10 (9 cancelled)) 13 8 14 8 (8

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 29 Jun 1994