Miniature Playing Cards

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-10402

Description

One miniature deck of playing cards in box (51 cards plus name cards). Each card is printed with each of the four suits. The number is represented by the actual suit icon. For example, the Nine of Spades is represented by nine spades. The face cards are beautifully represented by a renaissance style illustration. The box has four sides and bottom (no top). The paper is ribbed; background is printed in green. Decorations are printed in gold. Each of the four sides are of different leaf patterns. Back of card is printed acqua/green. Face of card is trimmed in gold.

Details

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (toys)
playing cards
DECK, CARD

Inscription

"C.L. WUST / FRANKFURT a M." (printed)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Frankfurt, Germany

Object Type

Game

Dimensions

10/16 x 7/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elsie Allen

Accession Number

1995.462

Places

Brandenburg (Germany)
Frankfurt district (Brandenburg, Germany) [national district]