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This very attractive engraved pack, albeit of a relatively simple design but with a great deal of intricate detail in the clothing and accoutrements, was made in Germany by an unknown maker c.1820-30 (possibly Bacher of Ulm). It is a fine example of the early cardmaker’s art and is hand-coloured using stencils with about 5 or 6 different colours. The double-ended courts are divided by a horizontal line and a double line serves as a border around each card. The ladies’ attire illustrates fashion from that period but they do not hold flowers or fans as is often the case. The aces are plain.

early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825
early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825

Above: from the collection of Klaus-Jürgen Schultz.

Last Updated September 10, 2016 at 04:28pm

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