Enamel & Vellum Bible Cover


Comprising a finely crafted and highly ornate vellum enameled and cabochon decorated bible cover. The front cover mounted with a rectangular enameled plaque of Christ bordered in pearls and the corners with cabochons. Surrounding Christ are four slightly domed roundels enameled with different saints and similarly banded in pearls. The cover further set with cabochon paste stones and corner enameled decorative elements exhibiting cross forms. The verso with four raised pyramid feet with blue cabochons and centered with a round enameled plaque of the Mother of God mounted with turquoise cabochons. The boards covered in vellum and mounted with sturdy gilt bronze clasps, and the spine inscribed in Latin Santa Biblia. The interior lined in moire silk.

20th century.

10.5 inches x 7.5 inches x 2.75 inches.