Karl Gerich. No. 15. TRAPPOLA FRANCAISE.

Article: 011021

Country: United Kingdom

Manufacturer: Karl Gerich, Bath.

Design: Karl Gerich, Bath (1956-2016). 36 + JJJ (all different) + title card + EC, compl. Hand-col. etching, 81x53 mm, square corners, no index mark. Backs: Plain pink.  Maker’s name on the Ace of Spades and the Ace of Clubs. 1990.  Lit.: Tregear, Mike and Daphne, Karl Gerich: Card Designer and Maker; https://www.wopc.co.uk/uk/karl-gerich/15-trappola-francaise-1

The deck was inspired by Piatnik’s trappola circa 1900 - here with French suits, but the court cards hold the Italian suit-signs in their hands (spades = swords, clubs = batons, diamonds = coins and hearts = cups). The artist has signed, dated „18 MAY 1990“ and inscribed the deck as „A.P. 3/3“ (A.P. = Artist’s Proof).

TOGETHER WITH a large hand-colored sheet (510x275 mm) showing all court cards and aces, the title card and 3 different jokers (folded 2 times horizontally, the pictures not touched).  The back of the title card somewhat damaged, almost mint.  

$ 769.78

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