c.1838 Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil French Playing Cards
Incomplete 30/32 cards
(lacking 7 of Hearts & King of Spades)
Published by Mantoux Paris, France c.1838
Designed by Célestin Nanteuil (1813-1873)
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Deck: Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil
The Jeu Romantique was first published in 1838 by Mantoux. The designs were inspired by the illustrations of Célestine Nanteuil (1813-1873). Delicate and finely hand-painted, this deck is an extraordinarily scarce and exquisite example of cardmaking artistry.
· Style: Jeu Romantique
· Titles: French
· Pips & Indices: picturesque, no indices
· Borders: two thin black-lines
· Reverses: plain white
· Paper: delicate paste-board cardstock, painted stencil
Good condition antique; incomplete 30/32 cards, (lacking 7 of hearts & king of spades) a few corner damages, worn edges on a few cards; minor amounts of water stains, surface scuffing, and soiling; small notations and writing on the reverses (see photographs).