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1875 Chromolithograph Illumination Medieval Floral Jewelry Border Flower LOR1
1875 Chromolithograph Illumination Medieval Floral Jewelry Border Flower LOR1

1875 Chromolithograph Illumination Medieval Floral Jewelry Border Flower LOR1

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This is a rare original 1875 color chromolithograph that depicts several ornate examples of Medieval manuscript illumination, the primary elements of which are jewels, flowers, and leaves. Please be sure to view the additional image for more information about these breathtaking pieces.

A unique feature of this illustration, which may be difficult to see in the digital image, is the use of gold ink which not only shimmers when it catches the light but also accentuates some of the finer details that might otherwise be missed.

Key Elements

1,2. Illuminated Hours - 3,4. The Golden Legend (attributed to famous late Medieval illuminator Jean Fouquet) - 5,6. Diverse manuscripts - 7. Schoenborn Book of Hours - 8 to 25. Diverse jewelry designs from the margins of a Seneca illuminated manuscript.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 12.5 inches; 23 x 32 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of chromolithographs in fantastic condition. These colorful, interesting pieces provide valuable glimpses into many of designs, motifs, and decorative styles from historical eras such as that of the ancient Egyptians, Byzantines, Greco-Romans and of course the Middle Ages and High Renaissance. The Medieval designs also feature a wide variety of manuscript illuminations that are absolutely stunning. Virtually unseen online, these items would be magnificent framed.

Keywords specific to this image: plant, botanical, flora, nature, natural, pearl, border, crow, raven bird, acanthus

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