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French Suited Piquet

Full-figure French suited Piquet playing cards by David Vachet, Lausanne, Switzerland, c.1812. The jack of hearts shows the motto of the Vaud Canton "Liberté et Patrie" and the maker’s name appears on the jack of clubs.

French Suited Piquet by David Vachet, Switzerland, c.1812

Above: French Suited Piquet by David Vachet, Lausanne, Switzerland, c.1812. 32 cards printed from woodblocks and stencil coloured. The c.1812 tax stamp on the ace of hearts is from Canton Vaud.

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Images and notes kindly contributed by John Sings - www.gamesetal.net

Last Updated September 06, 2017 at 11:47am

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