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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:24 am  

The Full set of cards from the Hippopotamus deck. :D
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:35 am  

Another Dusserre deck, this one is Titled "Jeu Roman" and is dated 1990.
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The images used on the cards are reproduced from various sources from the 11th Century through to the 15th Century.
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Re: France

Unread postby volantangel » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:37 am  

The hippo deck is absolutely adorable
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:39 pm  

A Grimaud deck titled "Ballet Petrouchka" produced in 1988. The Aces and Courts show pictures of the costumes worn by the Opera de Paris in their performance of the Igor Stravinsky ballet staged in 1948.
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Re: France

Unread postby dazzleguts » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:38 am  

This is such a strange and interesting deck. Definitely borrowing from the Russian Black Palekh with the black background and those pip cards. The jokers remind me of monsters/demons from old Japanese illustrations. I've been looking for an affordable one of these for ages, without any luck, and I've never seen the whole deck before. Thank you for showing this Jase.
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:44 pm  

A deck from Dusserre of Paris dated 1987, this one is titled "Les Grands Rois De France"
Here`s the Tuck, Back and 2 Jokers.
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The courts and Aces from the great kings of France deck are taken from paintings from the French school of the 17th & 18th Century.the number cards show key dates during the reign of these kings.
Here`s the Hearts and Spades.
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The Diamonds and Clubs.
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And last a selection of Number cards and 2 extra cards.
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:10 pm  

A Grimauld deck cleverly named "Weisbuch" due to it being designed by Claude Weisbuch in 1996.
The card back,Jokers and Tuck.
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and the Courts,first the Spades and Hearts.
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and the Clubs and Diamonds.
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Re: France

Unread postby dazzleguts » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:27 am  

It's probably just me, but these particular cards always make me think of comic book heroes. I think it's in the way he has them standing, with one foot forward and one back, and the sweep of the lines. They could take off flying at any moment, capes fluttering in the wind.
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:47 pm  

A double deck manufactured by Grimauld specially for the Venice simplon - Orient Express gift collection.
The cards come in a silk lined leather box
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The cards were designed by Gerard Gallet and the set dates from 1984.
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An unusual pack from Dusserre next Dated 1999. A reprint of an 1820`s pack titled "Epitre aux Dames".
There is a booklet with the cards (in French) explaining how to read fortunes with the cards.
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:50 pm  

Here are all 32 cards from the "Epitre aux Dames" set.
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:58 pm  

A set from Grimauld dated 1978 and titled "Jules Verne"
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Unfortunately i can`t be of much help in indentifying the courts as the leaflet that is included is in french :cry:
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:12 pm  

Another deck from Dusserre titled "Prise de la Bastille", Not sure of the date of this reproduction.
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The Joker translates as follows
The count of Saint Simon, French philosopher and economist designed the first revolutionary set of cards which was manufactured by Jaume and Dugourg in the year 1793.
The Geniuses replaced the Kings, The Liberties replaced the Queens and the Equalities replaced the Knaves.
Republished from the original and conserved in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:20 pm  

Another double deck by Grimauld specially for the Venice Simplon - Orient Express Collection.
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This deck is dated 1985 but is a reprint of an earlier Grimauld deck titled "Indiennes" dated 1890 which had no indices, The scans don`t do the deck much justice as there is gold ink everywhere and the card edges are also gilded.
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:23 pm  

A pack by Grimauld dated 1980 and titled "1900"and was designed by Marie Christine Schira.
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The "Art Nouveau" style engendered a variety of artistic expressions in architecture,painting,etching and decorative art beginning in the second half of the nineteeth century and ending with the outbreak of world war one. Fashion designs and 1900 society fell deeply under its influence as evinced by the initiation of new art schools,particularly the school of Nancy created by Emile Galle with adherents such as Prouve,Majorelle and Gruber.
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King of Hearts- Emile Galle. A master cabinetmaker, inlay designer and manufacturer in earthenware, he also revealed an extraordinary talent in the composition of new forms in glass.
Queen of Hearts- Sarah Bernhardt. Famous for her talents in the theatre, she was often a source of inspiration for E. Galle for whom she symbolised "Light", he dedicated numerous vases to her.
Jack of Hearts-Baron Victor Horta. A Belgian architect whose decisive influence on Art Nouveau in Belgium produced a style which combined strict and formal exterior lines with Opulent interior decoration.

King of Spades- Victor Prouve. Draughtsman,painter,etcher,sculptor,decorator and jeweler, he played an active part in the school of Nancy.
Queen of Spades- Loie Fuller. An American dancer who inspired a great number of architects,painters and etchers with her performance where colour and light,together with the billowing and swirling of her many veils,exercised great fascination upon her audience.
Jack of Spades- Hecter Guimard. AFrench architect who, besides his other works, createed the extraordinary entrances for the Paris Metro stations and often used ceramics as a medium in his work.
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King of Clubs-Jaques Gruber. Known for his decorations in stained glass, he also devoted his work to etching and designing furniture for Majorelle. The floral motif is paramount in his designs.
Queen of Clubs- Golden Helmet (or Casque d`or) The 1900 woman has often been a source of inspiration in art. Golden Helmet was a french woman known as Casque d`or because of her hair, she lived in the 1900 period and launched a particular fashion in clothes and hairstyle.
Jack of Clubs- Louis Comfort Tiffany. Tiffany an American was one of the great masters in the art of Glass manufacture, he created Favrile glass, multicoloured glass containing beutifully curved forms.

King of Diamonds- Louis Majorelle. Finding in nature his main source of inspiration, Majorelle became a master in the art of cabinetmaking and in marquetry, he was also a wrought iron worker and decorator in various types of material.
Queen of Diamonds- Countess Greffulhe. One of the most beutiful women of the 1900 period, her charm and personality fascinated E. Galle and her salon in Paris was immensely popular.
Jack of Diamond- Antonio Gaudi I Cornet. A Spanish architect whose work seemed mostly based upon geological inspiration. Gaudi`s buildings in Barcelona embody the Art Mouveau style.

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Re: France

Unread postby Magasaki » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:59 am  

Hi guys. I picked up couple of grimaud decks from 1983 and 1985. One representing the story of the Montgolfiers and the invention of the hot air balloon, and another very cleverly representing Parisian life in the areas of the 52 stations of the metropolitan, along the 13 lines. The decks were both accompanied by small booklets in French which I have managed to translate into English and pave posted on my site at the links below. There's some really interesting concepts behind the artwork and the descriptions of the cards really help understand the deck. I hope you enjoy reading them!

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Re: France

Unread postby dazzleguts » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:13 pm  

Thank you for translating Magasaki. I have the Montgolfiers myself and I really appreciate beeing able to read about each balloon in the deck.

Cool to see Pere Ubu on the 5 of Hearts. That figure appears in the surrealist Jeu de Marseilles deck as well.
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:52 am  

A double advertising deck dated 1972 and was produced by B.P Grimaud. The set came in a plain card box.
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The set is advertising Skil Power Tools and was illustrated by James Hodges, who illustrated a few decks produced by Grimaud in the early 1970`s.
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Re: France

Unread postby dazzleguts » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:12 pm  

Great layout of the deck, as usual Jase.
Funny deck and great illustrations. Kind of scary seeing these goofy people using power tools.
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Re: France

Unread postby volantangel » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:56 pm  

Love this deck ! The back design is absolutely terrible lol but the courts are just so fun !
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Re: France

Unread postby Jock1971 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:24 am  

A 1969 reprint by Grimauld of an 17th Century deck by Hector De Trois.
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I`ve not shown the tuck as my pack is the repackaged set by Waddingtons for sale in Britain.
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