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Monday, August 31, 2015

Fleur de Lys-shaped Book of Hours

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.


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