[Playing Card] [Tobacco] [Grandebes]
"La prise de tabac" - Antique Illustrated Playing Card
Antique French Four of Diamonds playing card, humorously illustrated with two men snuffing tobacco while a pair of dogs cause trouble, from one of the sets of hand-colored and etched Cartes a Rire published Paris, France by Grandebes, ca.1819. Mounted to support with various notations, toning, else fine, 3.5 x 2 inches (9 x 6.2 cm.). Field 27: "The caricatures are of the highest artistic quality."
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