Playing Card

ca. 1865 (published)
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Playing card, from a set of 40 (from a standard pack of 52); Courts full length; Back with diaper dot pattern in red; Woodcut and colour stencil (the Ace of Spades engraved); Maker's name and address lettered on the Ace of Spades.


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Materials and Techniques
woodcut and colour stencil
Brief Description
Playing card, from a set of 40 (from a standard pack of 52); Courts full length; Back with diaper dot pattern in red; Woodcut and colour stencil; Published by A Benda & Co.; England; ca. 1865.
Physical Description
Playing card, from a set of 40 (from a standard pack of 52); Courts full length; Back with diaper dot pattern in red; Woodcut and colour stencil (the Ace of Spades engraved); Maker's name and address lettered on the Ace of Spades.
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.9cm
  • Width: 6.6cm
Credit line
Given by Mr A V Thais
Bibliographic Reference
Hamilton, Jean. Playing Cards in the Victoria & Albert Museum. Victoria & Albert Museum. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London, 1988
Collection
Accession Number
E.269:4-1951

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