Possibly one of the most beautiful decks produced for commercial purposes, this was printed by Modiano for the Austrian Lloyd Steamship Company of Trieste in c.1895
Modiano’s ‘Club Bridge’ is a new edition of a stylish deck originally published in c.1895.
The Cagliostro Tarot was first published in 1912 as “Il Destino Svelato Dal Tarocco”.
Characters from the famous Italian comic book series, Tex, created by Gian Luigi Bonelli and Aurelio Galleppini.
The origins of the Lombardy pattern probably lie in the early 19th century when it was a full-length design. It has some affinities with the French Provence and Lyons patterns which are now obsolete.
Traditional Italian card game with comic designs by Benito Jacovitti.
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).