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Dondorf Playing Cards, "Rokoko" No. 158, c.1890
Excellent deck of Dondorf's "Rokoko" cards, No. 158, c.1890, with beautiful court cards and floral backs. There is no tax stamp. The Jack of Clubs reads "B. Dondorf" and "Frankfort a/m," and there are no indices.
The deck is complete at 52 cards (never a joker), and the cards are slightly small by contemporary standards, measuring 84mm by 57mm, with gold gilt at the corners. They come in the original box.
The cards are in excellent, with gold gilt intact, lightly used if at all. The box is in no better than good condition; it is structurally intact, but the top flap has folds/creases, there is light soiling and general wear, and there are pencil notations written in pencil.
Reference: For this pattern, later printing, see, Fournier, Playing Cards, Germanic Countries 217.
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