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Master PW Circular Cards - The World of Playing Cards

Master PW Circular Playing Cards: roses, columbines, carnations, parrots and hares. everyday objects evoking life and fertility.

Swiss playing cards, c. 1530. The Swiss national suit system of shields, acorns, hawkbells and flowers originated sometime during the fifteenth century. The playing cards shown here were made in Basel, c.1530. They were discovered inside a book cover and reproduced in 1998 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cartophilia Helvetica. A distinguishing feature is the "banner 10" cards, which are now more or less counted as an ace. The kings are seated.

Swiss playing cards, c. The Swiss suit system of shields, acorns, hawkbells and flowers began in the century. These were discovered inside a book cover and reproduced in

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Toy ball made of linen, hollow, exterior elaborated with red and green segmented decoration form by strips of reed, with circular fragments of reed at either end, damaged. Hollow toy ball made of linen and strengthened with strips of red and green painted

Nine of hares; roundel from a pack of 52 playing-cards after the Monogrammist PW; cut along the outline of the roundel and pasted onto a square sheet. Engraving Producer nameAfter: Monogrammist PW of Cologne Print made by: Telman von Wesel  School/styleGerman  Date1499-1510

Nine of hares; roundel from a pack of 52 playing-cards after the Monogrammist PW; cut along the outline of the roundel and pasted onto a square sheet.

Glückshaus, ein Spiel aus dem Mittelalter

"""Glückshaus (House of Fortune) board from Upper German. Beech, painted with tempera and bismuth Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich""""

Playing-card, the jack of monkeys -- Print made by Virgil Solis, c.1550

Artist: Solis, Virgilius the Elder, Title: Playing card, the Jack of Monkeys…

Painted Box for Game Pieces | German | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The unicorn appears at the front left, near a stag, the forest animal it most closely resembles. Judging from its painted decoration and shape, this box probably contained disk-shaped pieces for tric trac, a game similar to backgammon

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