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									Stocking Stuffers III
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
        not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
      in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.”
                   --Clement Clarke Moore

             LES ENLUMINURES
Louvre des Antiquaires 2 place du Palais Royal
                 75001 Paris
           tel. +33 1 42 60 15 58

A Perpetual Calendar
 “…Ring out the old, ring in the new,
 Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
 The year is going, let him go;
 Ring out the false, ring in the true...“
 -- Lord Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam

                                            Calendar from a Book of Hours, 12 ff., parchment,
                                            neatly written in three colors in red, blue, and gold
                                            Parchment binding with gilt-tooling
                                            c. 130 x 85 mm.
                                            Paris, c. 1400-1425

                                            Ring in 2009 with your own little calendar from a
                                            French Book of Hours (Saints Genevieve, Louis, and
                                            Denis in gold), first page slightly damaged, fine calli-
                                            graphic penwork throughout.

                                            3.750 €
The Christmas Story
 “… it was always said of him [Scrooge], that he knew how to keep Christmas well … And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!”
 --Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

                                         French Painter
                                         Adoration of the Magi
                                         115 x 70 mm.
                                         France, likely Paris, c. 1490

                                         “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.”
                                         3.500 €                                                                                3.
                                                                                                                 Robinson Group
                                                                                          Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds
                                                                                                                     132 x 92 mm.
                                                                                                 The Netherlands, Holland, c. 1500

                                                                               “And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and
                                                                                                                the babe lying in a manger.”
                                                                                                                                    8.500 €
                                         Workshop of the Master of Morgan 85
                                         (Jean Pichore?)
                                         150 x 115 mm.
                                         France, likely Paris, c. 1510-20

                                         “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto
                                         a city of Galilee, named Nazareth”

                                         14.000 €                                                                                        5.
                                                                                                             School of the 1520s Workshop
                                                                                                                Presentation in the Temple
                                                                                                                              102 x 77 mm.
                                                                                                                  France, Tours, c. 1510-20

                                                                                        “They brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord”

                                                                                                                                         6.500 €
 Singing sweetly through the night... “Gloria in Excelsis Deo"
 --Anonymous French carol

                                      Leaf from a Choir Book
                                      Initial "I"
                                      390 x 285 mm.; initial 135 x 25 mm.
                                      Northern Italy, 12th century
                                                                                                           Leaf from a Choir Book
                                      "In principio" (In the beginning),
                                                                                                                           Initial "N"
                                      First Sunday in August (Peace Day)
                                                                                              685 x 490 mm.; initial 115 x 130 mm.
                                                                                              Italy, possibly Florence, c. 1475-1500
                                      3.500 €
                                                                                             "Nardi Maria pistici" (Mary's pure balm),
                                                                                                                     Hymn for July 22

                                                                                                                                3.500 €

                                                                            Leaf from a Choir Book
                                                                            Initial "L"
                                                                            537 x 287 mm; initial 133 x 30 mm
                                                                            Italy, possibly Padua, c. 1300

                                                                            "Immolabit edum multitude filorum" (The multitude
                                                                            of the sons of Israel shall kill the lamb)
                                                                            Feast of Corpus Christi

                                                                            3.500 €
Leaf from a Choir Book
Initials "M" and "E"
505x 340; initial 95 x 100
Italy, likely Florence, c. 1350

"Ecce oculi Domini" (Behold the eyes of the Lord are
on them)
"Multae tribulations iustorum" (Many are the afflictions
of the just)
Feast of the Martyrs

4.000 €                                                                        10.
                                                                    Alsatian Artist
                                        Initial "A" David in Prayer before God
                                                 532 x 342; initial 110 x 100 mm
                                          Alsace, Unterlingen (?), 15th century

                                  "Ad te levavi" (To thee have I lifted up my soul)


                                                           Master of the Cypresses (Nicolás Gómez)
                                                           (active Seville, c. 1460-1490)
                                                           Saint George
                                                           595 x 417; initial 75 x 68 mm.
                                                           Spain, Seville, c. 1480

                                                           Feast day, April 23

                                                           13.000 €
  "Jolly old Saint Nicholas, Lean your ear this way! Don't you tell a single soul What I'm going to say;Christmas Eve is coming soon…"
  --Anonymous Christmas carol
                                      Roundel of Saints Nicolas of Bari and Michael
                                      the Archangel
                                      France (Rouen?) or Flanders, c. 1520
                                      20.9 cm.
                                      Clear glass with brown grisaille and silver stain,
                                      border cut with a grozier, intact and in excel-
                                      lent condition, mounted in a light box.

                                      Feast day (St. Nick), December 6

                                      10.000 €                                                               13.
                                                                            Collaborator of the Olivetan Master
                                                                   Initial "P" with the Assumption of St. Clare
                                                                                                    82 x 89 mm.
                                                                                        Italy, Lombardy, c. 1440

                                                                                            Feast day, August 11

                                                                                                        11.000 €

                           Circle of Barthélemy d'Eyck (Maître du Coeur
                           d'Amour Epris)
                           Saint John on Patmos                                                                                     15.
                           150 x 102 mm.                                                       Circle of Barthélemy d'Eyck (Maître du
                           France, Angers, c. 1460                                                              Coeur d'Amour Epris)
                                                                                               Death and a Hermit Saint (Anthony of
                           From an important Book of Hours by the painter in                      Padua ?), with Death and a Courtier
                           the service of Rene I (1409-1480), king of Naples                                            150 x. 102 mm.
                           and duke of Anjou.                                                                   France, Angers, c. 1460

                           15.000 €                                                           From an important Book of Hours by the
                                                                                           painter in the service of Rene I (1409-1480),
                                                                                                      king of Naples and duke of Anjou.

                                                                                                                               15.000 €
         Breton Illuminator
         Saint Hubert, Bishop of
         116 x 171 mm.
         France, likely Brittany, c. 1460

         Feast day, November 3
         6.500 €

                            Lombard Illuminator
                            Martyr Saint (Stephen?)
                            108 x 92 mm.
                            Italy, Lombardy, c. 1450-75

                            Feast day, December 26

                            5.000 €

Holy Kinship (St. Anne, Virgin Mary, and
140 x 110 mm.
Southern Germany or Austria, c. 1500

Feast day, July 26

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
--Isaiah 7: 14

                                                 King David Playing his Harp
                                                 176 x 136; initial 25 x 31 mm.
                                                 The Rhineland, or possibly England, c. 1280

                                                 Ps. 31: "Beati quorum remise" (Blessed are they whose iniqui-
                                                 ties are forgiven)

                                                 10.000 €

                                                                                                     Workshop of William de Brailes
                                                                                          Decorated Initial "S" for the Second Epistle
                                                                                                                  of Peter the Apostle
                                                                                                                        214 x 147 mm.
                                                                                                         England, Oxford, c. 1230-40

                                                                                                                                 1.200 €

                                                                                                Parisian Painter
                                                                                                Historiated Initial of "Moses and the Ten Commandments"
                                                                                                c. 250 x 175 mm
                                                                                                France, Paris, c. 1275
                                                                                                (initial slightly rubbed)

                                                                                                1.500 €
Neo-Gothic Manuscript Illumination
“What can I give you, my lord, my lover,
You who have given the world to me,
Showed me the light and the joy that cover
The wild sweet earth and the restless sea?“
- - Sara Teasdale [Victorian Poet], "The Gift," 1907

                                   The Spanish Forger (fl. Paris, c. 1900)
                                   The Teachings of Solomon (?) and
                                   A Scribe and his Muse (?)
                                   150 x 115 mm. each                                                                      24.
                                   France, likely Paris, c. 1900                            Anonymous Neo-Gothic Painter
                                                                   Scenes from the Life and Miracles of Saint Thomas Becket
                                   3.500 € each                                                                285 x 355 mm.
                                                                                    France (?) or perhaps Austria (?), c. 1900

                                                                                                      Feast day, December 29

                                                                                                                      1.800 €

                           Neo-Gothic French (?) Illuminator
                      Memento of Jerusalem illustrated with the
                                                 167 x 119 mm
                                                France, c. 1900

                    Interesting very well done "Memento of Jerusalem
                   from the Garden of Gethesame from the Holy Rock of the

                                                                  700 €
Some Christmas Ideas
 “On the twelve days of Christmas my true love gave to me... [one illuminated manuscript!]”
 --Anonymous Christmas carol

                           Cutting from a Choir Book
                           Initial "I"                                                                     27.
                           120 x 90 mm                                     Fragment from a Monumental Window
                           Italy, Lombardy?, c. 1450                                           France, c. 1520
                                                                                                  21 x 21 cm.
                           650 €
                                                                      Fragment of red drapery made of red flashed
                                                                       glass modeled in black grisaille, mounted in
                                                                                                         a light box.

                                                                                                             4.000 €

                         Leaf from a Printed Book of Hours                                                              29. a and b.
                         Hand-colored metalcuts of the                                                                  Anonymous artist
                         Redemption of Christ and the Pentecost                                                         Virgin Martyr Saint and Canon
                         206 x 125 mm                                                                                   76 x 75 mm; 80 x 71 mm
                         France, Paris, c. 1500                                                                         Northeastern Italy, possibly
                                                                                                                        Venice, c. 1450-75
                         500 €
                                                                                                                        6.000 € each
Leaf from a book of Hours
176 x 127 mm.
France, probably Paris, c. 1425-50
Text of Ps. 31.1“Beati quorum remisse”, (Blessed are they
whose iniquites are forginven.)

750 €

                                                      Leaf from a book of Hours
                                                                    164 x 117mm
                                       Morning prayer at lauds for Hours of Virgin
                                                   France, Paris or Rouen, c.1475
                                                pretty bracket border, liquid gold

                                                                             750 €

                                        32. A Selection of Our Rings

                                        a. Renaissance Posy Ring, "love and live happey," England, 17th century, gold   4.500 €
                                        b. Late Roman Gemstone Ring, Roman Empire 2nd century, gold and glass           3.000 €
                                        c. Medieval Ring, France 15th century, gold                                     3.000 €

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