Whist No. 32 - Cartas de Jogar Nunes - Lisbon
German-style Whist No.32 playing cards made in Portugal by J. J. Nunes, c.1930s
Dfter the demise of Real Fabrica de Lisboa in 1870 Belgian and German exporters virtually took over the Portuguese and Brazilian markets and French-suited cards such as these became more popular. These designs imitating late medieval costume were originally published by B. Dondorf in Germany as Mittelalter No.151. Presumably Nunes acquired the designs from Dondorf and printed the cards themselves, but the exact details of any copyright agreement are not known.
See also: Dondorf Homepage • Cartes Comiques, c.1860 • Four Continents, c.1870 • Four Continents Patience • Club Karte • Tarot Microscopique, c.1870 • Gaigel-Karten • Dondorf Spanish Pack • Whist No.80 • Whist No.122, “Rhineland” • Whist No.151 / Portuguese German-style deck • Whist No.160, “Baronesse” • Whist No.192 / Shakespeare-Spielkarte • Lenormand Cards • Poker No.140 • Neue Klubkarte No.422 • Kinder-Karte • Deutsches Luxusbild No.417 • Promotion deck for Saks & Company, New York, c.1930 • Superfine Playing Cards No.1101 • Dondorf patience book