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Schweizer Luxus-Jasskarte No.41

Schweizer Luxus-Jasskarte No.41

published by: Johannes Müller & Cie., Schaffhausen, 1921

Schweizer Luxus-Jasskarte No.41, first published in 1921, is an artistic interpretation of the traditional Swiss-suited pack. The Lower and Upper Knaves are depicted in a vibrant and lively manner, while the enthroned Kings are more ponderous. The traditional Swiss Shield court cards carry beer tankards with a barrel on the Deuce suggesting that they intend to carry on drinking. The Upper Knave of Shields has the number 11 on his chest. The Rose suit symbols are actual rose plants with thorns. The graphic style is reminiscent of the work of Arnold Oechslin (1885–1960).

'Schweizer Luxus-Jasskarte No.41' published by Johannes Müller & Cie., Schaffhausen, 1921

Above: 'Schweizer Luxus-Jasskarte No.41' published by Johannes Müller & Cie., Schaffhausen, 1921. 36 cards in box: 91x60 mms.


REFERENCES

Segeth, Uwe-Volker: Spielkarten Jugendstil und Art Déco, Edition Christian Brandstätter, Wien, 1994

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