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Horae ad usum Romanum, dites Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne
Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne. Type : manuscrit Langue : Latin Format : 238 ff. - 300 × 190 mm. - Reliure galuchat noir datée de 1684, fermoirs métalliques XVIIe s. au chiffre d'Anne de Bretagne, gardes pap. dominoté, tranches dorées Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b52500984v
Fleur de Lys-shaped Book of Hours, 18 x 8 cm. Likely created in Paris circa 1553. Contains eleven lobe-shaped miniatures. Sold by Christie's on June 6, 2006 for $28,000. Only one other manuscript of this format from the same period has been recorded (in Leon Gruel's "Manuel historique et bibliographique de L'amateur de reliures," 1905, II, pp.9-11, pl.G), and that particular work was made for Diane de Poitiers and Henry II.
A late 19th century Neo-Renaissance gold, diamond, gem and enamel pendant
A late 19th century Neo-Renaissance gold, diamond, gem and enamel pendant Modelled as the "pelican in her piety" framed in a pillared niche set with square-cut diamonds and foiled rubies the openwork back plate of polychrome enamel scrolling decoration, the pelican and cygnets with painted enamel detail, beneath a scrolling surmount with diamond and foiled ruby detail between twin serpents suspending a single pearl drop, to a fancy link neckchain with green enamel decoration, circa 1890
Patent of Arms (Order of the Laurel) for Master Arenwald von Haagenberg Yseult de Lacy This scroll is based on Elizabethan Grants of Arms, with a portrait of the recipient in the initial istead of the King of Arms giving the grant. A grisaille portrait of King Jade of the West occupies the laurel wreath at top centre. Goat parchment, W gouache, raised gilding on plaster-based gesso.