Kamarát miniature toy playing cards from Czechoslovakia
The Bohemian Pattern, sometimes called the Prager Pattern, has roots in the 16th century.
Czech “Hussite” Pack engraved by Karel Hoffmann and first printed by Jan Ritter in 1895.
Playing Cards printed by Ceska Graficka Unie AS, Czechia, Prague, 1890-1925
Cards from std English pattern printed by The Eagle Playing Card Company Limited, Czechoslovakia, c.1900. The cards are in imitation of American cards, but probably for the UK market.
During the 19th century growing nationalist sentiment led to a rejection of Austro-Hungarian culture in favour of that of the native Czech people. One outcome from this movement was a ‘Nationalistic’ pack of playing cards painted by Emanuel Neumann.