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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Incomplete piquet pack with 31 of 32 playing-cards for cartomancy (Etteilla), plus one extra card
    Hand-coloured etching
    Backs plain
    Circa 1789-1804

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1800 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 78 millimetres
    • Width: 54 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Each card has in its centre a representation of a smaller card surrounded by various words and numbers. The pack has one extra card with "No. 1 Etteilla ou le Questionant" which bears the address "Chez le Cen. (citoyen) St Sauveur, Rue Nicaise...a Paris".
  • Curator's comments

    This pack is similar in character to 1896,0501.709. That it was made during the period surrounding the Revolutionary War is evident by St Sauveur's title of 'Citizen' .The missing card is the ace of diamonds.

  • Bibliography

    • Schreiber French 59 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Playing-cards Schreiber F.59)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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