XV Century Venetian Playing Cards/ Fantasia di Venezia

 

court cards and aces for Venetian pack

Late XV century Venetian style, fragments housed in Budapest.
Crude xylograph, but fanciful knights and knaves. The “king” and “jack” of cups are women. Suit sign arrangements reflect relation to Portuguese and Mamluk cards.

There several manufacturers represented by the fragments, and the style can vary dramatically between them.

I will be using the dimensions of the fragments with fanciful court cards.

http://www.printsanddrawings.hu/search/prints/5055
http://www.wopc.co.uk/italy/italia
http://cards.old.no/irwpc/e1/
https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/renaissance-playing-cards-an-uncut-4005711-details.aspx
http://cards.old.no/irwpc/r1/

on the female figures
http://cards.old.no/irwpc/females/

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