• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5686

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    9 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 280

    A RARE PART-SET OF THIRTY FOUR JAMES II PLAYING CARDS

    CIRCA 1680

    Price Realised  

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    A RARE PART-SET OF THIRTY FOUR JAMES II PLAYING CARDS
    CIRCA 1680
    with the red heart and diamond devices hand coloured (34)


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    This rare set of cards usually known as the Rebellion or Revolution pack includes scenes from the reign of James II and the landing of William Prince of Orange. The set includes cards of pro-Catholic activites showing the removal of the anti-Catholic wording on the Monument for example. It also has depictions of the birth of the Prince of Wales in 1688 and also depicts a sinister Popish midwife and other anti-Catholic cards
    See J. R. S. Whiting, A Handful of History, Alan Sutton, 1978, chapter Nine.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage