“Rococco” designed by Melchior Annen
Rococo (or “Rococco”) was a style in the decorative arts characterized by elaborate but graceful ornamentation which originated in France and was widely used in Europe in the 18th century. It has been popular with playing card designers, including versions produced by Dondorf and Piatnik. This version was designed by artist, illustrator and graphic designer Josef Maria Melchior Annen (1868-1954) who designed several packs for Müller & Cie. Flamboyant clothing as well as vanity mirrors, duelling pistols, bouquets, wigs, fans and so on all evoke the era.
See also: Piatnik Rococco Mini-Patience→