‘Jeu de Cartes 1900’ designed by Marie Christine Schira in the Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style, 1979.
Back to the USSR deck featuring communist party leaders and politicians, c.1995
Boulogne-sur-Mer Chamber of Commerce & Industry playing cards illustrated by James Hodges, c.1974.
Bretagne (Brittany) playing cards, Grimaud, c.1970.
‘Cartes Imperiales et Royales’ published by B. P. Grimaud & Cie representing imperial rulers and consorts from Austria, England, France & Russia, mid-19th century
Stylish modern designs by the painter, decorator and ceramist Geneviève Lirola, featuring unity of colours in each suit.
‘Glorious Russia’ playing cards made in France by Grimaud, c.1995
Grimaud Spanish pattern, c.1880
Jeu “Gerente” - published by Moncar in 1983 in the “Cartes de Fantasie” series.
“Jeu de l’an 2” by Grimaud is a facsimile of French Revolutionary cards first published by Veuve Mouton in c.1793
This beautifully engraved and pleasing deck designed in 1856 has French Kings and consorts as the Kings and Queens, with noble attendants as the Jacks, all dressed in magnificent period costumes.
Quénioux believed that aesthetic feelings are the highest values: “C’est précisément cet amour de l’artisan pour le travail qu’il accomplit, la satisfaction intime qu’il en éprouve, qui ont donné naissance à tous les arts et qui ont fait dire que l’a...
La Sibylle des Salons facsimile of 19th century deck published by J M Simon, 1979.
Le Jeu du Destin Antique, originally published by Grimaud in XIX c., republished many times since...
“Le Grand Tarot Belline” after drawings by Edmond Billaudot (1829-1881)
Having deconstructed traditional, bourgeois playing card symbolism they produced new, liberated designs expressing their own beliefs and values. The court cards were persons expressing new, revolutionary ideals.
Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud for export to Uruguay.
“Pirates et Corsaires” playing cards illustrated by Jean Bruneau, 1984.
Playtex - le jeu de la beauté et du destin, Grimaud, 1971.
One of a series of sumptuous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express playing cards produced by B.P. Grimaud for the VSOE gift collection. The 3/4 length court cards depict people in Oriental costumes.
The images for the cards were inspired by the typical passengers who traveled in luxury style in the 1920s and 30s.