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Board game - gaming counters, counters for the game of reversino
  • gaming counters, counters for the game of reversino
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gaming counters, counters for the game of reversino

  • Object:

    Board game

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (published)

  • Museum number:

    E.3258-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Design: ivory, decorated with comedia del'arte figures, flowers and insects
No. of squares: n/a
Squares illustrated: n/a
Square numbering: n/a
Squares titled: n/a
Subject of starting square: n/a
Subject of ending square: n/a

Place of Origin

France (published)

Date

early 18th century (published)

Object history note

In the Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerke is a complete set of 4 similar boxes - see J Brinckmann , 1894, p. 725.
also see Misc. 6-1960
The dolls' rooms MONT PLAISIR show the game being played, however, there are no known rules, except the game is thought to be a card game.

Historical context note

Rewards: n/a
Forfeits: n/a
No. of Players: one
Equipment required: ivory box, engraved and coloured. On the top of the hinged lid is a disc with a cout out segment; it can be rotated to reveal the numbers 1 to 10
contained in the box are 27 counters, 3 rect. numbered 10,20,50; 7 circular with emblems and mottoes in French; 17 long rect with floral decoration.

Rules placement: n/a

Production Note

mariaval le jeune, paris

Categories

Type: games equipment: CrdGame_load

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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