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Jacquemin Gringonneur Playing Cards. Paris, ca. 1868. Double deck 52 + OB. Excellent. Box has “Jacquemin Gringonneur B.S.G.D.G” written on it. Beautifully designed deck. The clubs, diamonds and heart pips all have flowers or birds delicately inscribed inside and the spades are spear points. The courts are all named: Ks David, Qs Pallas, Js Hoogier, Kd Caesar, Qd Rachel, Jd Hector, Kh Charles, Qh Judith, Jh Lahire, Kc Alexander, Qc Argine, Jc Lancelot. The Kd has “B.S.G.D. G” at the bottom. Backs are green and pink. There is quite a lot of gold illumination throughout the packs. Cary Vol. I, pg. 192, #348. Verame, pg. 70.