c.1890 Tarot Chinois, B.P. Grimaud, 77/78

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c.1890 Grimaud Chinois Tarot Ancien with Sea Monsters
Incomplete 77/78 cards, with partial box

Published by B.P. Grimaud, Paris, France c.1890

DECK: Tarot Ancien (Chinois/Mer People)

DESCRIPTION: Rare Parisian Circus Tarot deck, manufactured in France by Grimaud & Chartier. Late 19th century cards, with only 77/78 Cards.

Atouts drawn with Chinese-styled temples and clothing, complete with a host of sea monsters and merpeople. Reverses decorated with an intricate design pattern of crosses and dots.

Deck Identifiers:
Style: Tarot Chinois
Titles: None
Colours: blue, red, green, yellow, peach
Borders: dual-line embroidered triangle pattern borders
Reverses: intricate design pattern of crosses and dots.
Paper: pasteboard card stock
Numbering: Arabic numerals
Corners: square, rounded

CONDITION: Good condition overall, incomplete, 77/78 cards, missing the Ace of Hearts. Aged antique cards, minor surface and edge wear, age discolouration and occasional patina; box in fair condition, missing right side, and top portion, with notes in pen and pencil, old store sticker on one side (see photographs).  

Card Measurements: 10.4 cm X 5.6 cm