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Playing Card, Three of Spades, late 19th century

This is a Playing card. It was designed by E. Le Tellier and manufactured by B.P. Grimaud and printed by Belin. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1955. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

A group of transformation playing cards makes up this lucky poker hand. Each numeral card in this 19th-century deck bears a unique figural image that cleverly incorporates the quantity and symbol of the suit into the scene. Hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs are here transformed into hats, boot cuffs, and vases, adding further amusement to gaming.

This object was donated by Mrs. Dexter J. Purinton and catalogued by Julia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Dexter J. Purinton.

Its dimensions are

10.4 × 7.1 cm (4 1/8 × 2 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Playing Card, Three of Spades, late 19th century; Designed by E. Le Tellier (French, active late 19th century); lithograph on paper; 10.4 × 7.1 cm (4 1/8 × 2 13/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Dexter J. Purinton; 1955-78-14-3

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