May 03, 2018 - Sale 2476

Sale 2476 - Lot 133

Price Realized: $ 488
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
ADOLPHE MOURON CASSANDRE (1901-1968) [HERMÈS PLAYING CARDS.] Two decks. 1948.
Each card is 3 1/2x2 1/2 inches, 9x6 1/2 cm.
Condition B+: one deck in opened plastic wrapping; slight tarnishing of gold edges of cards; abrasions and wear to original Hermès box.
These cards were printed by Draeger in several zincographic colors. Each deck contains 52 cards plus a joker along with an extra presentation card, which is similar to a title p
age. A print ad from the period promotes the cards as follows: "Grace your card table with these beautiful and unusual playing cards . . . the facial expressions of the court, the abundance of color are eloquent testimony to the genius of Cassandre, internationally celebrated designer-artist."...