Portuguese Type 'Dragon' Playing Cards c.1860


10 cards from a pack of later Portuguese 'Dragon' type cards from c.1860, with the Maid of batons about to club a dog. Woodblock outlines, hand-coloured, although probably not made in Portugal, they are almost the same design as cards by Imprensa Nacional, Lisboa. This pattern was also exported to Brazil, but it disappeared at the end of the 19th century. 48 cards, 49 x 80 mm.

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maid of batons

Cards courtesy of Fernanda Frazão.

Last Updated October 28, 2015 at 02:24pm


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