...and other 18th & 19th century Italian manufacturers
Single playing cards manufactured in Italy by Giuseppe Cattino, Paolo Montanar and others, from the 18th and 19th centuries, which have been discovered in Chile,
attesting to the longstanding tradition of Italian playing cards being exported to South American markets.
Above: Spanish-suited cards made in Italy which have been discovered in Chile.
The cards are mostly of the Spanish National pattern design, except the card at bottom right, dated 1807, with is of the Spanish Paris pattern and may have been produced in France for export to South America.
Above: cards of a similar style and date, with the initials A.G. inside a six-pointed star on the Four of Coins. The Five of Coins has the traditional facing profiles of Ferdinand and Isabella. The cards were found mixed with cards by Agostino Bergallo.