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Collection of playing cards

A collection of early and creative designed playing cards of the noble society of Vienna with signatures written in brown ink of noble man and woman on the back side of most of the cards.

Signatures: Pepi Dietrichstein (Count Josef of Dietrichstein), Dettingen (Count of Dettingen), Molitor (Simon Molitor), Louis de Ligne (Ambassador around 1800 in Vienna), Prinzess de Clary borne Ligne, Langendonc (Langendonck Ambassador at the Austrian court), Legros(Josef Legros) and Heydeloff(Josef Heideloff – Artist)

6x Cards - colour: Hearts – wood cut and painting in ink, at the back signature written in brown ink.

1)            Ace of Hearts – Hungarian count, back side blank with signature: Molitor

2)            Two of Hearts – Cowering man with fur hat, back side blue circles and dot, signature: Molitor

3)            Three of Hearts – Sitting clergyman beneath him the devil, back side blank with  signature: Langendonc

4)            Five of Hearts – Musicians, violinist and pianist, back side blank with signature:  d´aprés Pepi Dietrichstein

5)            Six of Hearts – Noble woman and man with servant, back side blue circles with dot,  unsigned.

6)            Ten of Hearts – various faces, back side blank with signature: La Princesse de Clary  née Princesse de Ligne

€ 550,-

6x Cards - colour: Hearts - wood cut and painting in ink, back side with signature in brown ink.

1)            Three of Hearts- Noble woman getting a tooth removed, back side blank with signature: daprés Pepi Dietrichstein.

2)            Four of Hearts: A reading man and his companion, back side blank with signature: Pepi Dietrichstein

3)            Four of Hearts: Two Turkish man smoking, back side with brown circles with dot and signature: Lolo

4)            Five of Hearts: Musicians with audience, back side with blue circles with dot, signature: Dettinger

5)            Six of Hearts: Three man drinking, back side blank with signature: Pepi Dietrichstein

6)            Ten of Hearts: Ten priests joining a parade, back side blank with blue circles with dot without signature

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6 Cards – colour: Spades - woodcut and painting in ink, back side with signature in brown ink

1)            Ace of Spades: Priest hearing a confession, back side blue circles with dot, signature: Dettinger

2)            Three of Spades, Three men, back side with blue circles with dot, signature: Langendonc

3)            Ace of Spades: Horseman, back side with blue circles with dot, signature: Dettinger

4)            Five of Spades: Five soldiers with spears, back side with red stars, without signature

5)            Seven of Spades: Seven Turkish men, back side blue circles with dot, signature: Langendonc

6)            Seven of Spades: Seven monks, back side with brown circles with dot, signature: Dettinger

€ 550,-

6 Cards – colour: Diamonds -wood cut and painting in ink, back side with signatures in brown ink.

1)            Ace of Diamonds: Three men tasting alcohol, back side blank with signature: Langendonc

2)            Two of Diamonds: Sword duel, back side with blue stars, signature: Legros

3)            Four of Diamonds: Turkish man with flag and lion, on the bottom left date 1797 written in ink. Back side with blue stars, signature: Heydeloff

4)            Six of Diamonds: Praying monks, back side with brown stars, without signature

5)            Eight of Diamonds: Two fighting men, back side with blue circles with dot, signature: Molitor

6)            Nine of Diamonds: Five kings

€ 550,-

Each of this unique playing cards is in very good condition. Technique: Woodcut and painting, some with colour. Signatures written in brown ink.