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Harlequin Transformation Deck of Cards

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3014TLocation: BostonDate / Time: June 01, 2017 12:00PM


Harlequin Transformation Deck of Cards, designed by Charles E. Carryl for Tiffany & Co., 1879, 51 of 52 cards and one blank, each card inscribed with a caption and accompanying illustrations based on the standard arrangement of pips, the court cards humorously altered, gilt-edged, the backs patterned blue with a medallion centering a knight on horseback.

Note: Charles Edward Carryl was an author of children's literature and a poet as well as a successful businessman and stockbroker.
Estimate $400-600

some backs with imperfections, minor corner bends, some small areas of moisture staining on a few cards.

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Tiffany & Co., Charles Edward Carryl, Charles E. Carryl