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Published December 27, 2022 Updated January 01, 2023

Lithographic Stone

Historic lithographic stone from the Fournier playing card factory, c.1888.

1888 Spain Heraclio Fournier Lithography Printing Add to Collection

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Lithographic stone from the Heraclio Fournier playing card factory. The images correspond to 5 cards from the deck ‘Spain 370/inv. 43333’ plus other related drawings published by Fournier in 1888. The playing card museum certifies that it comes from the factory, and is similar to several others in their possession, which have the manually numbered adhesive label on one edge. It has always belonged to the Fournier family.

Piedra litográfica de la fábrica de naipes Heraclio Fournier. Los dibujos que se recogen corresponden a 5 cartas de la baraja España 370/nº inv. 43333 y otros dibujos aislados editada por Fournier en 1888. El museo de naipes certifica que procede de la fabrica al igual que varias similares que poseen en la cual aparece de la misma manera en un borde la etiqueta adhesiva numerada manualmente. Ha pertenecido siempre a la familia Fournier.

Lithographic stone from the Fournier playing card factory, c.1888
Lithographic stone from the Fournier playing card factory, c.1888
Lithographic stone from the Fournier playing card factory, c.1888
Lithographic stone from the Fournier playing card factory, c.1888
Lithographic stone from the Fournier playing card factory, c.1888

Félix Alfaro Fournier, grandson of Heraclio Fournier and uncle of my father Ignacio Alfaro Abreu, gave this stone as a gift more than 50 years ago to his godson. I am Jorge Alfaro and Felix Alfaro was my great-uncle. The size of the stone is 27 x 21,5 x 3 cms and the weight is over 6,5 Kg (we are not sure because we don’t have a weighing machine that measures above 6 kg). All images and notes courtesy Jorge Alfaro. This historic stone is for sale and enquiries / offers are welcome.

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By Jorge Alfaro

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