c1890 French Playing Cards Paris Pattern Gatteaux 52/52

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c.1890 Paris Pattern French Playing Cards 52/52 cards

Published by Nicolas Marie Gatteaux, Paris, France


Card Measurements: 5.3 cm X 8.2 cm



Deck Identifiers:

· Style: Paris Pattern

· Titles: French

· Cards: "GATTEAUX" in very small print & "ADMINIST. DES CONTRIB. INDIR. 1853" on the Jack of Clubs shield; oak wreath on Ace of Clubs (no tax-stamp); names on all of the court cards.

· Pips: two-way pips

· Indices: no indices

· Reverses: blue pattern of stars & crosses

· Paper: paste-board cardstock, painted stencil

· Corners: square 

Condition: good condition; complete 52/52 cards, with signs of soiling and wear from use, as well as occasional stains, age darkening and signs of patina; no major damages. (see photographs)