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The game of spellicans : ivory.

[Great Britain] : [John Jaques & Son?], [ca. 1880?]
Physical Description:
1 game (26 jackstraws, 2 hooks) ; each piece approximately 10 cm in length, in wooden box 5 x 12 x 3 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .S64 1880 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Title from printed label on box lid.
In description of a similar item, MISC.194-1976, the Victoria and Albert Museum notes: "Although classified as ivory, the material may be bone, in use at the time much more frequently than expensive ivory ... The label is green printed in black with the name. It is similar to those labels used by John Jaques & Son Ltd and the company did make these games."
A version of the game of jackstraws (or pick-up sticks). Issued in a wooden box, with sliding lid. With printed sheet of rules, 13 x 11 cm.
Subject Terms:
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Jackstraws (Game) -- Specimens.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Bone (material)
John Jaques & Son, publisher.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art)

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