The game of spellicans , [ca. 1880?]
- 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 ManuscriptsGV1199 .S64 1880 FlatYale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- 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.
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."
- Subject Terms:
- Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.Jackstraws (Game) -- Specimens.Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
- Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
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