Portrait de Paris Playing Cards
Product detailed description
Portrait de Paris Playing Cards is a reproduction of Jeu de cartes au portrait de Paris, a deck of cards produced between 1735 and 1751 by J. Trioullier.
The faces have been restored based on the pictures of the original deck found in the National Library of France. The faces have two specific features. They don’t have indexes in the corners, as this feature came into playing card design much later. The second feature is that all pips are unique as they were originally hand-drawn.
The original deck had no Jokers, so Krizstin Kondor, the author of this modern reproduction, created them by combining the suit pips with a dog from the Jack of Spades. Also, the original did not have a back design. Krizstin created an elegant and beautiful back design matching the aesthetics of the faces.
Limited edition of 1.000 decks. Each deck has a numbered seal.