with long black hair, mustache, in ermine-trimmed robes, surrounded by intricate gold calligraphic flourishes; upper margin elaborately decorated with crowned lions, unicorn and Royal arms; left margin decorated with large arms of England and France, right margin with the arms of Scotland and Ireland; remnants of wax seal on a silver and gold intwined cord; the parchment with very minor creasing, portrait slighty rubbed with minor loss, in a fine giltwood frame." /> [CHARLES II (1630-1685), <I>King of England</I>]. Illuminated manuscript, ELEVATING SUSAN BELASYSE to the rank of Baroness Belasyse of Osgodby, Westminster, 1 April 1674. <I>1 page, 581 x 775 mm. (23 x 30¼ in.), </I>ON FINE PARCHMENT, <I>written in Latin in a clear court hand, </I>WITH EXTENSIVE BURNISHED GOLD DECORATION: <I>the first line of text elaborately decorated with engrossed majuscules, </I>LARGE INITIAL "C" ENCLOSING A PORTRAIT OF THE KING <I>with long black hair, mustache, in ermine-trimmed robes, surrounded by intricate gold calligraphic flourishes; upper margin elaborately decorated with crowned lions, unicorn and Royal arms; left margin decorated with large arms of England and France, right margin with the arms of Scotland and Ireland; remnants of wax seal on a silver and gold intwined cord; the parchment with very minor creasing, portrait slighty rubbed with minor loss, in a fine giltwood frame.</I> | Christie's