Charles Edwin Puckett

Charles Edwin Puckett Specialists in Medieval & Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts & Antique Maps & Prints. Exhibit at several charity antique shows. Visit our secure website (www.cepuckett.com) for numerous quality items available for sale, and view our show schedule.
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Antique Maps and Prints, Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, Classical Antiquities

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Manuscript Book of Hours leaf with elaborate rinceaux border having a miniature painting of Saint Luke with his attribut...
02/23/2021

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf with elaborate rinceaux border having a miniature painting of Saint Luke with his attribute, the box, seated next to him. Northern France or French Flanders, circa 1450-75. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12854, cepuckett.com.

The text continues part of the Second Gospel lesson - Luke 1:35-38 “et virtus altissimi...” (and the power of the most high shall overshadow thee...)

Manuscript music leaf circa 1500-1520, Low Countries (Belgium or Netherlands) with a miniature painting celebrating the ...
02/18/2021

Manuscript music leaf circa 1500-1520, Low Countries (Belgium or Netherlands) with a miniature painting celebrating the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Swipe left for detail. The full border in accomplished Ghent-Bruges style surrounds the text and hufnagelschrift musical notation. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12871, cepuckett.com.

The historiated “C” begins “Congaudent...” (In common celebration Angels joy in Mary glorified...).

Manuscript leaf from an Italian choirbook circa 1470-90 with elaborate initial in blue and red. Available for sale on ou...
02/15/2021

Manuscript leaf from an Italian choirbook circa 1470-90 with elaborate initial in blue and red. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12867, cepuckett.com.

This leaf continues the Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer. The elaborate “P” begins “Pervigil Christi...”.

Book of Hours leaf written in medieval Dutch, circa 1460, Netherlands. The elaborate illuminated border in lush floral d...
02/12/2021

Book of Hours leaf written in medieval Dutch, circa 1460, Netherlands. The elaborate illuminated border in lush floral design includes a bird resting on a branch while holding another branch in his beak. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12863, cepuckett.com.

This leaf contains a portion of the Hours of the Cross for the Hours of Sext and Prime.

Manuscript Choirbook leaf, circa 1470, Lombardy, with an exceptional miniature painting of Zachary and John the Baptist ...
02/08/2021

Manuscript Choirbook leaf, circa 1470, Lombardy, with an exceptional miniature painting of Zachary and John the Baptist within the decorative initial “B”. Four infant boys are on the left and the initial closes in the center with two birds heads meeting. Swipe left for entire leaf. Available for sale on our website, item IM-3395, cepuckett.com.

This leaf opens with the Canticle of Zachary - Luke 1:68-74 “Benedictus...” (Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; because he hath visited and wrought the redemption of his people...).

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf written in lettre batarde script with rubrics in blue and with a decorative border in colo...
02/01/2021

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf written in lettre batarde script with rubrics in blue and with a decorative border in colors and liquid gold in floral and geometric design with a bird resting on a branch. Northern France, circa 1480-1500. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12869, cepuckett.com.

The illuminated two-line “D” begins Psalm 66 (King James 67) complete “Deus misereatur...” (May God have mercy on us and bless us: may he cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us...).

Leaf from an Italian Antiphonal with elaborate illuminated initials in red or blue with intricate blue or red penwork. I...
01/25/2021

Leaf from an Italian Antiphonal with elaborate illuminated initials in red or blue with intricate blue or red penwork. Italy, circa 1480-1500. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12864, cepuckett.com.

The large elaborate illuminated “T” begins part of John 16:20 “Tristicia vestra...” (Your sorrow shall be turned into joy...).

Medieval Book of Hours leaf circa 1475, France with a miniature painting of the Pentecost surrounded by a rich floral bo...
01/10/2021

Medieval Book of Hours leaf circa 1475, France with a miniature painting of the Pentecost surrounded by a rich floral border. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12462 and TODAY until 6 pm at the Virtual Washington Winter Show where you can see and speak with each dealer in their virtual booths. Visit washingtonwintershow.org for details.
This leaf opens the Hours of the Holy Spirit - Hour of Matins “Domine labia...” (Thou O Lord wilt open my lips...).

Unusual Book of Hours leaf with a miniature painting of Madonna and Child Enthroned. Southwestern France (Aix or Marseil...
01/09/2021

Unusual Book of Hours leaf with a miniature painting of Madonna and Child Enthroned. Southwestern France (Aix or Marseilles) circa 1460. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12782, at cepuckett.com AND through Sunday at the Virtual Washington Winter Show 11-6 today and tomorrow where you can see and speak with each dealer in their “virtual” booths. Visit washingtonwintershow.org for details.

The Madonna and Child are surrounded by adoring Saints including Saint Magdalene (holding jar of ointment), Saint Catherine of Alexandria (holding sword and book), and Saint Peter (holding key and book).

Join us today through Sunday at the Virtual Washington Winter Show today through Saturday 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday 11 am...
01/08/2021

Join us today through Sunday at the Virtual Washington Winter Show today through Saturday 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. Visit dealers booths where you can see and speak with each of the dealers in their “virtual” booths. Visit Washingtonwintershow.org for details and visit cepuckett.com for more manuscripts, maps and antiquities.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! This Book of Hours leaf with an exceptional miniature painting of the Nativity,...
12/25/2020

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! This Book of Hours leaf with an exceptional miniature painting of the Nativity, dates to circa 1430-50, Northern France. From the personal collection of CEP. The painting reflects the influence of the Guise Master. Ex Otto Ege Collection. For other manuscripts available for sale please visit cepuckett.com.

Leaf from a medieval manuscript pocket Bible with illuminations from the Johannes Grusch Workshop. France, circa 1240-50...
12/18/2020

Leaf from a medieval manuscript pocket Bible with illuminations from the Johannes Grusch Workshop. France, circa 1240-50. The wonderful historiated “P” portrays Saint Paul seated and holding a book. The initial extends along the margin with a whimsical dragon-like creature looking upward. Available for sale on our website, item IM-3209, cepuckett.com.

The historiated initial begins Galatians 1 “Paulus...” (Paul, an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ...).

Large medieval manuscript music leaf, circa 1400-40, Spain with an elaborate initial in red and blue with an internal an...
12/17/2020

Large medieval manuscript music leaf, circa 1400-40, Spain with an elaborate initial in red and blue with an internal and external geometric “puzzle design” in red and blue penwork. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12825, cepuckett.com @

The large illuminated initial begins “Elegit eam...” (God elected her, and pre-elected her. He made her to dwell in his tabernacle...).

Medieval Manuscript Breviary leaf dates to circa 1460, Northern Italy. Written in double columns in fine rounded gothic ...
12/15/2020

Medieval Manuscript Breviary leaf dates to circa 1460, Northern Italy. Written in double columns in fine rounded gothic book hand. It is available for sale on our website, item IM-12842, cepuckett.com.

The illuminated “I” begins John 3:16 “In illo tempore...” (And at that time he said to his disciples: For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believe that in him may not perish...).

The Antiques Council
12/09/2020

The Antiques Council

Browse beautiful items offered for sale by Charles Edwin Puckett and 30 other dealers online at the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy Now Event with hundreds of curated items from antiquities to contemporary - perfect for the holiday season. A portion of the sales from the Special Charity Event will benefit Historic Charleston Foundation, Nantucket Historical Association, and Winnetka Community House. The event continues through 13 December at Bidsquare.com/ auction-house/antiques-council/about-us.

Manuscript Book of Hours calendar leaf for December circa 1490, Rouen. The two finely painted miniatures at the bottom d...
12/06/2020

Manuscript Book of Hours calendar leaf for December circa 1490, Rouen. The two finely painted miniatures at the bottom depict the labor of the month (slaughtering a pig) and the astrological sign per the 1490 calendar (Capricorn). The days are in gold and the Saints and feast days are in gold, red, or blue. Available for sale on our website, item IM-2801, cepuckett.com. Additional items are available on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us.

Among the Saints listed are Saint Ambrose (4th), Saint Nicholas (6th), Saint Thomas Apostle (21st), and Saint Thomas of Becket (29th).

Manuscript Gregorian chant leaf circa 1400-1440 Spain with an exceptional illuminated initial in red and blue with elabo...
12/05/2020

Manuscript Gregorian chant leaf circa 1400-1440 Spain with an exceptional illuminated initial in red and blue with elaborate internal and external geometric “puzzle design”. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12852, cepuckett.com.

The elaborate “H” begins “Hodie concept est...” (Today in the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, descended from David...).

Printed and hand-illuminated Book of Hours open to a dramatic painting of the Virgin of the Litanies surrounded by an ar...
12/04/2020

Printed and hand-illuminated Book of Hours open to a dramatic painting of the Virgin of the Litanies surrounded by an architectural border. Printed on vellum, Paris circa 1526 by Thielman Kerver. Available for sale on our website, item IM-9336, cepuckett.com. More items are also available on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Event on Bidsquare now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us

Dated 1526 on the final leaf. 44 large miniatures and 34 smaller miniatures. Almanac is for 1523-42.

Manuscript Gregorian chant leaf circa 1450, Seville. One elaborate illuminated initial in red with intricate internal an...
12/03/2020

Manuscript Gregorian chant leaf circa 1450, Seville. One elaborate illuminated initial in red with intricate internal and external penwork! Available for sale on our website, item IM-12836 AND on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event on Bidsquare now through 13 December on bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us

The illuminated “L” begins Genesis 45: 4-5 “Loquens...” (Joseph speaking to his brothers said: Peace be to you...).

This favorite Book of Hours leaf with the exceptional full page miniature painting of the Nativity surrounded by a bar s...
12/02/2020

This favorite Book of Hours leaf with the exceptional full page miniature painting of the Nativity surrounded by a bar supported by two elaborate columns dates to circa 1490-1510, France (Rouen). It is available for sale on our website, item IM-11809, cepuckett.com, AND on the Antique Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event on Bidsquare now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us

This leaf opens the Hour of Prime. Style and execution of the painting is closely related to the Master of the Geneva Latini.

Leaf from a medieval manuscript pocket Bible with illuminations from the Johannes Grusch Workshop. France (Paris), circa...
12/01/2020

Leaf from a medieval manuscript pocket Bible with illuminations from the Johannes Grusch Workshop. France (Paris), circa 1240-50. The five-line historiated initial depicts Moses addressing a seated man and extends into the top margin as a dragon-like creature. Available for sale on our website, item IM-2820, cepuckett.com AND available on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event on Bidsquare Now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us.

The historiated initial begins the Book of Numbers “Locutusque est...” (And the Lord spoke to Moses in the desert...).

Medieval manuscript Book of Hours leaf, France, circa 1450-75. Illuminated initials in colors and burnished gold with a ...
11/30/2020

Medieval manuscript Book of Hours leaf, France, circa 1450-75. Illuminated initials in colors and burnished gold with a delicate rinceaux border. Available for sale on our website, item IM-11996, cepuckett.com AND available on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event exclusively on Bidsquare now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us.

The illuminated “S” begins Psalm 128 (King James 129) “Sepe expugnaverunt...” (Often have they fought against me from my youth...).

Elegant Manuscript Breviary leaf written in Latin in double columns in brown and red ink. The full margins retain eviden...
11/29/2020

Elegant Manuscript Breviary leaf written in Latin in double columns in brown and red ink. The full margins retain evidence of pinprick guide marks. France, Use of Autun, circa 1474-75. The text continues prayers for the Second Sunday in Advent. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12807, cepuckett.com AND available on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event exclusively on Bidsquare which is online now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us

The first two-line illuminated “E” begins “Ecce in nubibus...” (Behold, on the clouds of heaven, the Lord will come with great power, alleluia...).

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf with an elaborate illuminated initial and decorative border in bright colors and burnished...
11/28/2020

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf with an elaborate illuminated initial and decorative border in bright colors and burnished gold. France (Anjou), Use of Angers, circa 1450-75. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12552, cepuckett.com AND available on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event exclusively on Bidsquare which is online now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us

The elaborate illuminated initial begins the popular medieval prayer “Obsecro Te...” (I beseech thee, Lady Holy Mary, Mother of God, most full of piety, daughter of the most high King...)

Large printed Book of Hours leaf with a full page woodcut by the Master Jean Pichore depicting The Pentecost. Printed by...
11/27/2020

Large printed Book of Hours leaf with a full page woodcut by the Master Jean Pichore depicting The Pentecost. Printed by Simon Vostre, France circa 1513. Swipe left for detail. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12173, cepuckett.com, AND on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques fir the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event exclusively on Bidsquare which is online now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us.

This leaf opens the Hours of the Holy Spirit.

Medieval manuscript Book of Hours leaf written in Dutch, circa 1475. One elaborate illuminated initial in blue with a pi...
11/26/2020

Medieval manuscript Book of Hours leaf written in Dutch, circa 1475. One elaborate illuminated initial in blue with a pink interior on burnished gold ground, and a decorative border in a graceful floral design with a bird resting on a branch. Available for sale on our website, item IM-11704, cepuckett.com AND available on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event exclusively on Bidsquare which is online now through 13 December at Bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us.

The elaborate illuminated initial begins “Heere du...” (Thou O Lord wilt open my lips. And my mouth shall declare thy praise...).

Manuscript Russian music leaf from an Old Believers Hymnal. In Church Slavonic with black Cyrillic text beneath unusual ...
11/25/2020

Manuscript Russian music leaf from an Old Believers Hymnal. In Church Slavonic with black Cyrillic text beneath unusual music notation. Russia (probably “Guslitsy” Manuscript School, vicinity of Moscow) circa 1850. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12617, cepuckett.com AND available on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event exclusively on Bidsquare which is online now through 13 December at Bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us.

This leaf contains music in Znamenny notation with Shaidorov symbols. Znamenny Chant was the principal music of the Russian Orthodox Church from the time Christianity was imported from Byzantium.

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf, France circa 1490-1510. Unusual vibrant and elaborate panel borders in colorful floral an...
11/24/2020

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf, France circa 1490-1510. Unusual vibrant and elaborate panel borders in colorful floral and geometric motif on blue ground with five faces looking out of a basket resting in a vessel with griffons on the side! Available for sale on our website, item IM-11902, cepuckett.com AND on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holiday Buy-it-Now Event exclusively on Bidsquare which is online now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf with an historiated initial depicting the Annunciation to the Shepherds. The elaborate bor...
11/23/2020

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf with an historiated initial depicting the Annunciation to the Shepherds. The elaborate border is a dense floral motif in bright colors and burnished gold with one amusing drollery facing the miniature and a man holding a pole axe in the lower margin. France, circa 1450-75. Available for sale on our website cepuckett.com (inventory number IM-12539) AND on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Event exclusively on Bidsquare which is live now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us. @charlesedwinpuckett @antiquescouncil @bidsquare

The historiated “D” begins “Deus...” (Incline unto my aid O God...).

Large manuscript Book of Hours leaf (8.4 x 5.8”) scribed in clear gothic script. Northern France, circa 1430. Illuminate...
11/22/2020

Large manuscript Book of Hours leaf (8.4 x 5.8”) scribed in clear gothic script. Northern France, circa 1430. Illuminated initials in burnished gold on red and blue ground. Available for sale on our website, item IM-10765 cepuckett.com AND on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Event exclusively on Bidsquare which is live now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us

The illuminated “L” begins Psalm 121 (King James 122) “Letatus sum...” (I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go to the house of the Lord...).

Very sweet, original manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1440-60, France, Paris or Loire Valley. The illuminated initial...
11/20/2020

Very sweet, original manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1440-60, France, Paris or Loire Valley. The illuminated initials are in burnished gold on red and blue ground. The delicate rinceaux is painted with bright colors and burnished gold. Available for sale on our website , item IM-19741, cepuckett.com AND on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Buy-it-Now Event exclusively on Bidsquare which is live now through 13 December at bidsquare.com/auction-house/antiques-council/about-us.

The illuminated “A” begins a particularly nice Psalm - 123 (King James 124) “Ad te levavi...” (To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven...).

Book of Hours leaf with an exceptional miniature painting of the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary surrounded by an ...
11/19/2020

Book of Hours leaf with an exceptional miniature painting of the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary surrounded by an unusual jewel filled border. Ex William Foyle - Beeleigh Abbey Collection. Available for sale on our website, item IM-11928, cepuckett.com AND on the Antiques Council’s Art and Antiques for the Holidays Event on Bidsquare which opens today through 13 December. For more information about the event please visit antiquescouncil.com/html/shows.php and click on the event @antiquescouncil @bidsquare @charlesedwinpuckett

This leaf opens the Hour of Compline “Converte...” (Convert is O God our Savior...) #calligraphy

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