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Auction archive: Lot number 100

Collection of leaves from devotional books, in Latin, illuminated manuscripts on parchment [Engla

Estimate
£2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,770 - US$4,156
Price realised:
£2,000
ca. US$2,770
Auction archive: Lot number 100

Collection of leaves from devotional books, in Latin, illuminated manuscripts on parchment [Engla

Estimate
£2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,770 - US$4,156
Price realised:
£2,000
ca. US$2,770
Beschreibung:

Collection of leaves from devotional books, in Latin, illuminated manuscripts on parchment [England, or made for the English market, fourteenth to fifteenth century] Four leaves, comprising: (i) leaf from a Breviary, with double column of 30 lines, red rubrics, seven initials in blue or pink enclosing coloured foliage on burnished gold grounds, short coloured foliate extensions in margins, fabric tags on reverse from last mounting, else good condition, 175 by 125mm., France, for the English market, c. 1350; (ii) leaf from the Sanctoral of a Breviary, in double column of 34 lines, red rubrics, small initials in blue or rose pink, enclosing foliage and on burnished gold grounds, border decoration on inner sides of three columns of gold bars and coloured and gold foliage, trimmed at top, slightly cockled, small spots and stains, else excellent condition, 117 by 84mm., England (once thought to be East Anglian, based on misidentification as Use of Norwich, but Use of Sarum and more probably of Gloucestershire origin: see below), c. 1400; (iii) leaf with Psalm 79:10-80:1-7, with single column of 18 lines, red rubrics, one-line initials in gold or red with contrasting penwork, line-fillers in same, one 6-line initial in gold on blue and pink quartered grounds with coloured and gold foliage in margins, scuffs to gold in places and mount adhered to rear, else good condition, 143 by 94mm., probably England, fifteenth century; (iv) leaf from a Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, single column of 16 lines, with ornamental cadels in lowermost line, red rubrics and paragraph marks, four initials in gold on blue and pink grounds with simple green leafy foliage extensions in margins terminating in gold seedpods or bezants, some shine-through from decoration, small spots and stains, else good condition, 178 by 129mm., England, second half of fifteenth century Item (i) here is from a Breviary owned by Otto Ege (1888-1951), which he thought to be a Book of Hours of Sarum (Canterbury) Use, and which he dispersed in his Fifty Original Leaves portfolios (see S. Gwara, Otto Ege's Manuscripts, 2013, p. 126, his HL 24). Item (ii) here is from a fragment of 87 leaves of an English breviary with an ex libris of c. 1600 of Henry Fowler, sold in Sotheby's, 14 July 1981, lot 27, bought by Maggs Bros., with the bulk sold to the Bodleian (now MS. Lat. liturgy D.44; whose records note that Henry Fowler was rector of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, from 1618, with remnants of his library now scattered between their holdings and those of Gloucester Cathedral and the Wellcome Library), with single leaves in Maggs Bros., European Bulletin 12 (1984), no. 48, and European Bulletin 15 (c.1990), no. 71, as well as Keio University, Tokyo (ref. 109) and in a private collection in Christchurch, New Zealand (see M.M. Manion, V.F. Vines and C. de Hamel., Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in New Zealand Collections, 1989, no. 163, p. 138).

Auction archive: Lot number 100
Auction:
Datum:
6 Jul 2021
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 78398880
Beschreibung:

Collection of leaves from devotional books, in Latin, illuminated manuscripts on parchment [England, or made for the English market, fourteenth to fifteenth century] Four leaves, comprising: (i) leaf from a Breviary, with double column of 30 lines, red rubrics, seven initials in blue or pink enclosing coloured foliage on burnished gold grounds, short coloured foliate extensions in margins, fabric tags on reverse from last mounting, else good condition, 175 by 125mm., France, for the English market, c. 1350; (ii) leaf from the Sanctoral of a Breviary, in double column of 34 lines, red rubrics, small initials in blue or rose pink, enclosing foliage and on burnished gold grounds, border decoration on inner sides of three columns of gold bars and coloured and gold foliage, trimmed at top, slightly cockled, small spots and stains, else excellent condition, 117 by 84mm., England (once thought to be East Anglian, based on misidentification as Use of Norwich, but Use of Sarum and more probably of Gloucestershire origin: see below), c. 1400; (iii) leaf with Psalm 79:10-80:1-7, with single column of 18 lines, red rubrics, one-line initials in gold or red with contrasting penwork, line-fillers in same, one 6-line initial in gold on blue and pink quartered grounds with coloured and gold foliage in margins, scuffs to gold in places and mount adhered to rear, else good condition, 143 by 94mm., probably England, fifteenth century; (iv) leaf from a Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, single column of 16 lines, with ornamental cadels in lowermost line, red rubrics and paragraph marks, four initials in gold on blue and pink grounds with simple green leafy foliage extensions in margins terminating in gold seedpods or bezants, some shine-through from decoration, small spots and stains, else good condition, 178 by 129mm., England, second half of fifteenth century Item (i) here is from a Breviary owned by Otto Ege (1888-1951), which he thought to be a Book of Hours of Sarum (Canterbury) Use, and which he dispersed in his Fifty Original Leaves portfolios (see S. Gwara, Otto Ege's Manuscripts, 2013, p. 126, his HL 24). Item (ii) here is from a fragment of 87 leaves of an English breviary with an ex libris of c. 1600 of Henry Fowler, sold in Sotheby's, 14 July 1981, lot 27, bought by Maggs Bros., with the bulk sold to the Bodleian (now MS. Lat. liturgy D.44; whose records note that Henry Fowler was rector of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, from 1618, with remnants of his library now scattered between their holdings and those of Gloucester Cathedral and the Wellcome Library), with single leaves in Maggs Bros., European Bulletin 12 (1984), no. 48, and European Bulletin 15 (c.1990), no. 71, as well as Keio University, Tokyo (ref. 109) and in a private collection in Christchurch, New Zealand (see M.M. Manion, V.F. Vines and C. de Hamel., Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in New Zealand Collections, 1989, no. 163, p. 138).

Auction archive: Lot number 100
Auction:
Datum:
6 Jul 2021
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 78398880
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