Baraja Carlos IV, Félix Solesio en la Real Fábrica de Macharaviaya, 1800
“Money Bag” pattern by Hermanos Solesi, late 18th c.
Standard Spanish National pattern by Pedro Rotxotxo, Barcelona, late 18th century
The Real Fábrica de Cartas de Jogar was founded in 1769, by Royal Charter of King José, under the master craftsman Lorenzo Solezio, brother of Félix Solesio who ran the Spanish Real Fábrica at Macharaviaya.
This is the official Spanish National pattern of the 18th century. Design and production was controlled from Madrid as a source of national or regional revenue. The factory was located in the town of Macharaviaya, in the province of Málaga.
V. F. Solesio Tarot, Genoa, mid-late 19th century