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March 3, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Two Frames with Twelve Hand-painted Playing Cards for "H.M.S. Pinafore" Card Game

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2640BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 03, 2013 10:00AM


Two Frames with Twelve Hand-painted Playing Cards for "H.M.S. Pinafore"Card Game, America, c. 1880s, the playing cards illustrated in ink and watercolor, one with a lithograph image of a ship, each depicting figures and items from the comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore, each card measures 4 x 2 3/4 in., six mounted in each black-painted beaded wood frame.

Note: The playing cards are copied after a card game based on the comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, and manufactured by McLoughlin Bros., New York, c. 1879, called "The New and Amusing Game of H.M.S. Pinafore."

Estimate $500-700

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McLoughlin Bros.