Vintage Art of ERTE Double Deck Playing Cards | Limited Edition Sobranie of London Bridge Cards, Carta Mundi, c.1983
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「Features」 Set in the original packing box of the incredibly beautiful double deck of cards designed by Erte, printed by Carta Mundi, and published by Sobranie of London, c.1983.
Each deck has its own black lacquered telescope box, with a jester on the front. These boxes in turn are housed in a larger black lacquered box along with a 163-page book called "The Art of Erte"
One of the decks has white backs and one has black backs. The face of these cards show the different amazing artworks of the master against a black background. There is original art work on all cards. The art work on the Aces is different, but the art work on the courts and pip cards is the same for each suit - i.e., all 4 Kings the same, all 4 Queens the same, etc. All cards have Erte's signature. These are wide cards (89mm x 64mm), with gold gilt all around, and each deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers. The book also has gold gilt around.
「History」 This Limited Edition Bridge set was designed by the Master of Art Deco in collaboration with Sobranie of London for the 1982 World Bridge Championships.
「Style Inspiration」 Makes for a super gift for any playing card enthusiast or as a tableware decorative piece.
「Dimension」 11ʺW × 5.5ʺD × 2.5ʺH
「Condition」 Excellent vintage condition. In original box.