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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1896,0501.720.1-32

  • Description

    Complete piquet pack of 32 playing-cards for cartomancy (Etteilla)
    Hand-coloured etching
    Backs printed with a plaid pattern in green and red
    Circa 1820

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1820 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 111 millimetres
    • Width: 70 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Printed on all the court cards is "H. Pussey Paris".
  • Curator's comments

    The pack is numbered throughout, and the value of each card is shown by a miniature card in the upper left corner. The subjects all relate to a marriage and its attendant circumstances.

  • Bibliography

    • Schreiber French 61 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Playing-cards Schreiber F.61)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1896

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1896,0501.720.1-32

Complete piquet pack of 32 playing-cards for cartomancy (Etteilla)<br/>Hand-coloured etching<br/>Backs printed with a plaid pattern in green and red<br/>Circa 1820

Complete piquet pack of 32 playing-cards for cartomancy (Etteilla)
Hand-coloured etching
Backs printed with a plaid pattern in green and red
Circa 1820

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