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Fratelli Armanino

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Art Nouveau playing cards from Italy 1910

Art Nouveau playing cards from Italy

from the Armanino factory in Genoa

Carte per Signora 1897

Carte per Signora

“Carte per Signora” patience pack was produced by Fratelli Armanino, Genova, in c.1897.

Fantasy Italian style 1890

Fantasy Italian style

Fantasy latin-suited pack with court figures in pseudo-medieval style, Fratelli Armanino, Genova, c.1890s.

Piacentine Pattern

Piacentine Pattern

Piacentine Pattern, several double-ended versions.

Piedmont Pattern

Piedmont Pattern

The Piedmont pattern is a very close relative to the French 'Paris' pattern. The courts are not named, however, and are divided horizontally (rather than diagonally).

Tarocco Piemontese | Piedmontese tarot

Tarocco Piemontese | Piedmontese tarot

The double ended version of the Piedmontese Tarot evolved during the second half of the nineteenth century, most probably in Turin. It is still produced and used today.