c.1874-79 Old Italian Tarot Cards Soprafino Lombard Fratelli Avondo Partial 76/78 cards
Published by Avondo Brothers, c.1874-79
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Deck: c.1874-79 Lombard tarot cards, partial 76/78, Fratelli Avondo Serravalle-Sesia, Italy.
Description: Rare 19th century Lombardy Tarot cards; incomplete deck, 76 of 78 cards. Soprafino Tarot drawn after the style of Dellarocca by the Avondo Brothers, Serravalle-Sesia, Italy. Lacking Arcanum 0 (Il Matto/ The Fool) and Arcanum 6 (Gli Amanti/ The Lovers). Major Arcanum display beautifully colourful and exquisitely detailed vignettes.
· Borders: Single black-line
· Reverses: Brown patterned floral design
· Paper: Printed on non-gloss, delicate pasteboard paper with square corners
· Titles: Italian
· Style: Lombardo
· Typical old Italian suits: Coppe, Danari, Bastoni, & Spade
· Minor suits: include A-10, with Fante, Caval, Regina, & Re in each suit
· Tax Stamp: c.1874-79 Regno d'Italia 'CENTESIMI 50' tax-stamp on Ace of coins
Very good condition; incomplete set with 76 of 78 cards. Lacking Arcanum 0 (Il Matto/ The Fool) and Arcanum 6 (Gli Amanti/ The Lovers); some slight signs of aged patina, also various light surface soiling & minor stains, major stain on Arcanum XIII [Il Tredici/The Thirteenth (Death)]. Slight warp to deck.
Card Dimensions: 10.5 cm X 5.8 cm