Title: Patent of Nobility for the de Fontaine Family, Signed by the Kings Herald-At-Arms, Jean Bouhelier. Illuminated Manuscript on Parchment, April 2 1665
Condition: Very Good
A mid 17th century illuminated patent of nobility for the de Fontaine Family, originally from the county of Artois, Belgium. There is a large and detailed illuminated coat of arms, and the patent is signed by the king’s herald-at-arms, Jean Bouhelier. There is also a surviving seal under paper.
The manuscript is written in a 13-line format.
One illuminated manuscript on parchment, 31.7 x 32.5 cm
This manuscript is in very good shape, neatly folded, with minor rubbing and some staining, namely to the top and bottom of the patent. There is a small lacking to the top, affecting a small part of the coat of arms.