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    Sale 2457 | Lot 200
    Price Realized: $5,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2457 Lot 200

      (MANUSCRIPT LEAVES.) Illuminated vellum bifolium from the calendar of a Book of Hours showing the months of January and June, with miniature for each month and historiated three-quarter border on each page in colors and gold. French text written in gothic hand in red, blue, and gold. 163x115 mm folded; some marginal soiling, light surface wear to scenes of the Virgin in border on first page. France, later 15th century

      Estimate $1,500 - 2,500

      The miniature for January depicts a solitary noble feasting, and Aquarius as an angel; the one for June shows a harvester with a scythe, and a somewhat unrealistic crab representing Cancer. The borders incorporate scenes from the life of the Virgin, and figures of saints and bishops.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,250