November 16, 2018 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


A Fine Austro-Hungarian Franz Josef Document

Patent of Nobility for Constantini Divano, given the title of "Georg Divan de Pade"on March 20, 1850, signed "Franciscus" by Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria (1830-1916), counter-signed by two witnesses and Baron Alexander von Bach, Minister of the Interior, nine drawn, hand-calligraphed and illuminated vellum sheets, 8 double-sided, within a red velvet, embossed bound portfolio with the Austro-Hungarian double-headed eagle crest, ribbon ties and attached, engraved and gilt bronze seal box with cord and with two metal thread tassels; portfolio, 15 x 11-1/2 in.; seal box, 4-3/4 in. dia.

Provenance:From the Collection of Daniel Bibb, Atlanta, Georgia


some foxing on tissue and vellum; portfolio with fading, abrasions

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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