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Deck of cards and box

German
19th century


Dimensions

Length x width: 24.1 x 15.2 cm (9 1/2 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2494.1-53

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Full deck of 52 cards and paper box. The outer box displays the initials B.D. in a cartouche held by a dragon. One side of box marked: “No. 174 Whist Schweizer Trachten.” The other side marked: “No. 174 Whist Costumes Suisses.” The bottom marked: “FRANKFURT A/M.” Cards are edged in gold and are backed with a depiction of three white flowers on a blue background. The figural cards appear to show Swiss folk costume and the Aces are all locations in Switzerland.

Credit Line

Source unidentified