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Dal Negro Bridge set

Dal Negro’s boxed Bridge set features a 19th century Vienna pattern court (which in turn has earlier French ancestry). From time to time regional patterns from one area migrate or are exported to others. In this case a pattern used in Austria has been produced in Italy to be used as a standard French-suited deck with English indices. The maker’s name appears on the king of spades’ sash. The jack of clubs carries a corrupt version of an ancient weapon. The back designs show classical Roman antiquities. See the Box

Dal Negro Bridge set featuring archaic Vienna pattern courts, 1970s Dal Negro Bridge set featuring archaic Vienna pattern courts, 1970s

Above: Bridge set featuring a 19th century Vienna pattern on the courts, made by Dal Negro, Treviso, 1970s. The kings and queens of hearts and diamonds have exchanged suits from earlier prototypes. The jack of hearts holds a small flag with the manifacturer's initials T.D.N. Double boxed set containing 2 x [52 cards + 2 jokers + bridge scores card]. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Right: three cards from mid-19th century Vienna pattern made in Austria by C. Titze & Schinkay showing the original queen and king of hearts which now appear as diamonds.

three cards from 19th century Vienna pattern made in Austria by C. Titze & Schinkay

There is a tenuous connection between Dal Negro and Austria. The company was originally founded by an Austrian and acquired by the Dal Negro family in 1928  more

Last Updated March 21, 2018 at 12:18pm

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