Chinese Costumes

The Chinese Court Costumes on these playing cards are adapted from four sources in the Winterthur Collection of Printed Books, and were published by Fournier as a double boxed set in 1984. There is an interesting explanation of Chinese culture and symbolism on the Info Card

Chinese Costumes playing cards, published by Fournier, 1984 Chinese Costumes playing cards, published by Fournier, 1984
Chinese Costumes playing cards, published by Fournier, 1984

Above: Chinese Costumes playing cards, published by Fournier, 1984. The designs for the backs of the cards were taken from a Chinese lacquered screen made between 1800 and 1850.

Last Updated December 27, 2020 at 10:19am

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