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Title:
Le jeu du cheval blanc.
Published/Created:
[France] : [Watilliaux?], [ca. 1875?]
Physical Description:
1 game ; in box 21 x 27 x 6 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1469 .J48 1875 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
A dice game comprising: 5 illustrated cards, one of which is a white horse (hand-colored lithographs, each 13 x 20 cm, edged in gold paper); a sheet of rules ("Explication du cheval blanc"); 8 dice; and 20+ round glass counters (should be 21 according to Gumuchian).
In a number of French versions of the game, initials shown on the bell (in several illustrations) are those of the publisher. In the present edition, the bell bears a 'W'. The 'W' may refer to the prominent game manufacturer Watilliaux, active from about 1875. Other games illustrated by B. Coudert also date to ca. 1875. Gumuchian, however, suggests a publication date of 1835.
One illustration signed "B. Coudert."
BAC: British Art Center copy includes 32 circular counters, including: 14 red counters, 6 blue counters, and 12 white counters. Also present are 7 rectangular counters, in white or red. The set is housed in a rosewood box, with brass inlay; the initials TM on box top. With box key.
Gumuchian, 3217
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- France.
Card games -- France.
Games -- France -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Recreations -- France.
Games.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1875.
Contributors:
Coudert, B., illustrator.
Watilliaux (Firm)
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