Spanish National pattern produced by Fossorier, Amar et Cie (Paris) for Algeria, around 1902.
A facsimile of an early 19th century French-suited deck from the collection of F.X. Schmid.
This pack of cards by Rose & Pentagram is said to be based off Pierre Marechal, Rouen pack from the 1600s, but they are actually copies of drawings by Gurney Benham from his book Playing Cards: Their History and Secrets from 1930.
‘Jeu de Cartes 1900’ designed by Marie Christine Schira in the Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style, 1979.
On page 11 I illustrated several examples of the regional French patterns from Sylvia Mann's collection; this is a more in-depth look at the figures of these patterns ("portraits" in French).
Continuing our look at the figures from the regional patterns of France.
A great many regional patterns were exported from France and subsequently copied elsewhere. Some of them became local standards in their own right.
A continuation of the development of the off-spring of the Paris patterns and a few examples of how the French regional figures have inspired modern designers.
This deck was inherited from ancestors, it has has a family history surrounding it. Details of the lives of previous owners make it all so fascinating.
Spanish national pattern by A. Camoin & Cie, Casablanca & Marseille
Luxurious Spanish-suited pack made by Alphonse Arnoult, Paris, France, c.1850.
Aluette game by Fabrique Dieudonné Jeune, Orléans, for Spanish market, c.1850.
Archaic Spanish-suited playing cards published in Toulouse by Antoine de Logiriera (1495-1518).