"MY MOUTH SHALL DECLARE THY PRAISE"
(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. France, circa 1490.
Wonderful illuminated miniature from a French Book of Hours, a large, hand-colored image depicting the Annunciation, with four lines of Latin text from the Hours of the Virgin in gothic script, one four-line floriated initial, one two-line initial, and a line extender, beautifully bordered on all sides by berries, flowers, acanthus leaves, and a bird-like drollery. $6500.