Spanish-Suited Playing Cards made in Belgium, c.1920
Cards from a Spanish-suited pack, in the Cadiz style, made in Belgium by Van Genechten, c.1920 for export to Spanish-speaking markets (Spain, Latin America, North Africa). As it happens this design is more or less an exact replica copy of a pack published in Cadiz by Viuda de González in 1850 which had already been supplied to Antoon Van Genechten at that time. The lion motif on the four of coins, as well as the caduceus and anchor, were common features on Spanish packs. The wrapper states 'A Todos Alumbra'.