Karl Gerich: Trappola Française
Inspired by Piatnik's Trappola of c.1890, with double-ended courts, a Jester and decorated Aces, the cards are delicately etched and hand coloured so that versions exist with alternative colour schemes. Trappola cards originally had Italian suits, and in Karl's version the suits of Hearts and Clubs follow the Trappola models of Cups and Batons. The Ace of Hearts (Cups) has an eagle perched at the top and the maker's name appears on the Ace of Clubs (Batons). Unfortunately Trappola cards are no longer used.