Leaf from an illuminated manuscript sold at Brussels saleroom The Romantic Agony.

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Featuring an Annunciation scene, in which a king, a queen and a third, younger figure kneel before the Virgin in the presence of the angel Gabriel, the 12in (30.5cm) high leaf was catalogued as part of a vellum missal of late 15th century French origin.

The coat of arms that hangs from the branches of the decorative border was identified as Burgundian.

Given a modest estimate of €1000-1500, it sold instead at €27,000 (£22,680).