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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part II

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 642

    A GROUP OF LEAVES OR CUTTINGS FROM ILLUMINATED AND DECORATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM

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    A GROUP OF LEAVES OR CUTTINGS FROM ILLUMINATED AND DECORATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM
    Including three leaves from assorted Books of Hours, [southern Netherlands, 15th century], one with large initial and full-page border; a leaf from a Bible [?England, 13th century], framed, visible area 165 x 210 mm.; a leaf from a Book of Hours, from a mixed Hours of the Virgin with panel borders, [France, 15th century]; a handsome leaf from a Book of Hours [?Paris, c.1420], with three-sided border with golden leaves and naturalistic flowerheads; the cuttings including: an initial 'A' perhaps from the choirbooks of San Giorgio Maggiore [Venice, c.1470], with a blue stave on burnished gold ground with foliate infills (framed), visible area approximately 76 x 77 mm. (small losses of gold); an initial 'O' from a choirbook, [Italy, first half 15th century] (framed), visible area 32 x 34 mm.; an initial 'O' with pink stave on a blue ground with foliate infill and extensions [Bologna, 14th century]; two initials, 'Q' and 'P' in blue, green and red ink [Italy, 15th century]; some framed or window-mounted (11)


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    Please note that there are 9 items in this lot and not 11 as printed in the catalogue.