Antique hand illuminated page on thin lambskin.

Jan 05, 2019. 00:27 UTC
Antique hand illuminated page on thin lambskin. Item images 2f1546695408418 314zwgvouxy d914177a2de0386db758976f51bdb969 2f0485a87c f52f 43f2 8a69 40c8c3025764 Item images 2f1546648164338 hot6zf5gcgm 8f16586943e06b726a785a50b08280b1 2f00bc72cb fdcb 451f a63b 1e8a8d0629db Item images 2f1546695408450 cxwao01cbzm d914177a2de0386db758976f51bdb969 2f917e609a 57bc 4ebc 8bff 9954332ebd9d Item images 2f1546695408473 l0g9rxazrqp d914177a2de0386db758976f51bdb969 2fda09905c edbd 4afa b021 a40caeb57b8a Item images 2f1546648164041 bvmmls9y0w 8f16586943e06b726a785a50b08280b1 2f1e0f0aee 75f7 4263 97c1 a65a28f28112 Item images 2f1546695408433 e3hbhev9juv d914177a2de0386db758976f51bdb969 2f9b6b90e7 2844 470b bf60 38b63f25aad9
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Hand illuminated page on very thin vellum...lamb skin


Inherited along with several other manuscripts, some very large. This is about 5x7. The size should be discernible from the ink pen included in the first photograph.

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$200 - $600 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 11 hours
Jan 05, 11:51 UTC
By Georg

Dear Dallas,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. So that I may best assist you, can you please upload a few better images of the illustration of the praying monk and some details of the surface of the letters.

With kind regards,

Dallas cheek Jan 05, 14:08 UTC

I hope these will suffice. Parts of the manuscript are quite worn. This includes the picture and some of the letters. The side of the vellum sheet looks as though the page was once in a book. On the less worn parts the letters feel pretty smooth but still feel slightly risen. I did find one note that the sheet was bought in France in the 20’s. I hope the photos and additional information helps. If necessary, I can remove the manuscript from the frame and take more photographs.

Dallas cheek Jan 05, 14:31 UTC

Oh, the gold parts of the picture, letters and decoration are still fairly iridescent.

Dallas cheek Jan 08, 01:45 UTC

Have I given you enough for an appraisal or do you need unframed photos?

Georg Jan 08, 16:58 UTC

Dear Dallas,

Thank you for the additional images and your patience. The presented object is an illuminated manuscript of the 14th or 15th century. We have here one page of a liturgical manuscript which has an illustrated detail. This detail shows a monk in praying position. Sadly this saint or monk is not to identify because there are no more attributes of other hints to the story behind this image. These "Missale" are used during the mass in cloisters.
This piece is in good condition and there are no serious damages visible.
An estimation would be between 200 to 600 USD.
This estimation is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

With best regards,

Dallas cheek Jan 08, 20:56 UTC

Thanks Georg!

Georg Jan 09, 09:08 UTC

Dear Dallas,

You are very welcome!

With kind regards,

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