c.1760 Lyonnais Playing Cards 32/32
Published by Unknown
Lyon, France, c.1760-1780
Description: 1760-1780, last Lyonnais pattern, painted stencil, standing courts.
measurements: 8.2 cm x 5.5 cm
The original design for Lyonnais cards was changed in 1711, and the Knave of Spades for the Lyon pattern was given a pipe to smoke. And in 1751, the King of Clubs was then given an Orb, while the Queens of Hearts and Spades lost their sceptres and now all four Queens carried flowers. The Knave of Clubs club was replaced with a lance and on his right arm now has a shield.
CONDITION: Very good; complete 32/32 cards, surfaces excellent, cards well preserved with very light soiling and occasional darkening of paper; no major damages (see photographs).