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Published March 26, 2013 Updated May 29, 2022

Ritter & Cie, 1933

A colourful re-working of the standard Anglo-American pattern in Art Deco style.

1933 Czechoslovakia Piatnik Ritter Art & Design Art Deco Add to Collection

Ritter & Cie, Prague, 1933

Colourful designs in Art Deco style by Ritter & Cie, Prague, whose trademark is a Pegasus on the Ace of Hearts. Some of the items held by the court cards are not quite standard. “Ritter & Cie" had already been acquired by Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne in 1899 but the original name and trademark were continued.

Art Deco style playing cards by Ritter & Cie, Prague, 1933

Above: Art Deco style playing cards by Ritter & Cie (alias Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne), Prague, 1933. 52 cards + Joker; 74x49 mm. The artist's name is not known. Images courtesy Barney Townshend.


REFERENCES

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

All images on this page from the collection of Barney Townshend.

See also:  'Jugendstil' designed by Artuš Scheiner, 1920Czech NationalisticEagle Playing Card Co., Ltd.

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By Barney Townshend

Member since October 06, 2015

Retired Airline Pilot, interested in: Transformation Playing Cards, Karl Gerich and Elaine Lewis. Secretary of the EPCS. Treasurer of the IPCS.


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