Ivory writing sheet, from the Gothic period.
French work, mid 14th century.
H 9,4cm L 6,3cm
With a flat border, the scene is placed under a series of three tri-lobed arches falling on consoles, surmounted by gables underlined by leafy hooks. On the right, the Virgin is enthroned and crowned, supporting the Child standing on her knee. The latter is holding the golden disk handed to him by the oldest of the Magi, kneeling in the foreground, his crown in his hand. Behind him a Magi, holding a vase with a lid, plays with the cord of his cloak. The third is pointing to the star with his gloved hand.
Reference Louvre for the Sauvageot collection style, (OA 112).
The writing slips constituted the upper and lower covers of writing tablets and were connected to each other by metal pivots and a lace tied the whole. Our leaflet has the three holes for this purpose.
Real small notebook of luxury and present of marriage very appreciated in are time.
Old Spanish princely collection then Dutch and finally of France in the Loire Valley.
5 500 €