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Whist No.80

Dondorf GmBH: Whist No.80, c.1928

An elegant costume deck with a touch of Imperialism and the Kings wearing wigs, manufactured by Dondorf for the Danish firm Adolph Wulff (1879-1948) of Copenhagen. It is not known whether the designs were actually produced by Wulff or by Dondorf, but the cards appear in Dondorf's sample books and also in Adolf Wulff's pattern books and price lists from 1928-35. The inscription “Eneret” on the court cards implies that Adolph Wulff had exlusive rights for this design. The background is filled with feint vertical lines, and the figures are trimmed closely at the top and bottom. Stylistically, the deck fits easily into the Dondorf “luxury card” group.

See also:  L'Hombre No.60Luxuskarte No.75.

Whist No.80 printed by B. Dondorf GmBH for the Danish firm Adolph Wulff of Copenhagen, c.1928

Above: 'Whist No.80' printed by B. Dondorf GmBH for the Danish firm Adolph Wulff of Copenhagen, c.1928-35. 55 cards in box: cards measure 92 x 60 mm. Images courtesy Barney Townshend.

Last Updated January 01, 2016 at 01:32pm

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