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    [Charles II of England] Rare Illuminated Deed Transfer from Elizabeth Lax [Laxe] to Margaritt and Barbara Lax of Bishop Auckland, Durham, 1679. One page with endorsements on the verso, 15.25" x 7.75", Bishop Auckland, Durham, England, October 20, 1679, on vellum, with the original red wax seal, in English. This document has a beautiful full-color and gold illumination along the left side with birds, flowers, a cartouche with a woman in profile (perhaps Elizabeth Lax), and another cartouche picturing a large stone building (perhaps Sir Arthur Haselrig's mansion, the largest building in the parish). Transfers between women during this period are very uncommon and illumination on these documents is extremely rare. In addition to the illumination there are two painted full-color arms at the bottom of the document. The arms on the left consist of a gold fusil between two crimson crosses pattée on a blue chief; the base is crimson with a stag's head erased. The arms to the right have a six-pointed pile in alternating black and white above a black base with a centered white cross pattée. The second arms also appear in the near perfect original red wax seal that is attached to the document by a vellum riband. Minor soiling on the verso, but the document, seal, and particularly the illumination are excellent.

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