Portuguese pattern playing cards made in or for Brazil with caballo, maid and king (both standing) as the court cards and dragons on the aces engaging with their suit-marks. The sixes and fours of coins and cups have on them the monogram M&C (possibly C&M). The batons and swords are straight and inter-crossed with shields at the centre, the two of batons has a man behind the crossed clubs. The coins carry a female bust. The pattern is believed to have been used in Brazil until around the end of the 19th century.
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A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
Brazilian scenic aces with emperors of Brazil, Austria and France and other dignitaries on the court...
Historical playing cards by C. L. Wüst depicting monarchs of Brazil and Portugal.
Modern designs by Brazilian artist Maria Leonor Décourt inspired by standard English pattern courts....
Trappola pack of 36 double-ended cards published by Anton Herrl, Graz, Austria.
Review of “Trzes’ Moorish Deck” facsimile published by Ulrich Kaltenborn, Berlin, 2023.
Some early examples of popular German playing cards from the XV and XVI centuries.
Antique playing cards in Vittoriosa Church Museum dating back to the Knights of Malta period.
Goodall’s Wüst house pattern playing cards with scenic aces of Brazil.
XV Century Spanish-suited playing cards with moorish influences
Portuguese pattern playing cards published in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, late 19th century.
Archaic Spanish-suited playing cards published in Toulouse by Antoine de Logiriera (1495-1518).
Continuing our look at the figures from the regional patterns of France.
On page 11 I illustrated several examples of the regional French patterns from Sylvia Mann's collect...
Antique deck of old Bohemian playing cards of the German type manufactured by Georg Kapfler and date...
‘Elephante No.50’ Cadiz pattern produced in Brazil, probably by Azevedo & Cia, Recife, c.1920.
Animal suited playing cards engraved by the Master of the Playing Cards, Germany, c.1455
Inspired by an archaic Spanish pattern formerly used in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
“Tarjetas de la Felicidad” containing positive mental affirmations by Lauro Trevisan, Buenos Aires (...
XV Century Catalan Playing Cards, featuring four female Sotas, four Aces and four cards from the sui...
When playing cards have titles or legends these reference a written/literary tradition of some form....