Karl Gerich's ‘Deutche Karten’ playing cards No.9, printed from copperplate etchings.
Karl Gerich’s hand-made design No.22: “Rouennais”, Victoria P.C.C, Bath (UK), 1990.
Variations on the standard English pattern are one of Karl's favourite themes. He produced several versions and this is a magnificent example.
Double-ended courts based on standard English pattern but with variant colours; double-ended Joker plus Steve Davis card.
“Triton”, KG31, was published by Karl Gerich in 1989 trading as Victoria Playing Card Co with double-ended courts based on the XP17 or “Bongoût” pattern of Van Genechen and other Turnhout makers.
There are two Aces to each suit; one plain and the other with figures of a young woman and man, presumably Merry Andrew and his girl-friend.