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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1896,0501.501

  • Description

    Complete piquet pack of 32 fortune-telling playing-cards
    Hand-coloured etching
    Backs printed with a pattern of red crosses
    1793

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1793
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 70 millimetres
    • Width: 44 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        The deuce of acorns has a scroll with "Duremouri 1793".
  • Curator's comments

    Complete pack, numbered throughout 1-32, every card having at each end a German word or sentence indicating good or bad fortune. The deuce of bells has an impaled coat of arms, that of hearts an emblem of Love, that of leaves a figure of Fortune, and that of acorns a bear supporting a shield.

  • Bibliography

    • Schreiber German 96 bibliographic details
    • Schreiber II, pl. 118 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Playing-cards Schreiber G.96)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1896

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1896,0501.501

Complete piquet pack of 32 fortune-telling playing-cards  Hand-coloured etching  Backs printed with a pattern of red crosses  1793

Complete piquet pack of 32 fortune-telling playing-cards Hand-coloured etching Backs printed with a pattern of red crosses 1793

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