Caspari Playing Cards – Salon de Thé
In the Victoria and Albert Museum, London’s Salon de Thé, we see Pierre Louis Dagoty’s elegant pencil and gouache designs for porcelain cups. Characterized by the use of vivid colours and thickly applied burnished gold leaf, Dagoty’s early 19th century porcelain borrows from Neoclassical, Egyptian, and Chinoiserie motifs ~ a nod to the tastes of the era.
Card Rating Scale
Using the Simon Lucas Bridge Supplies card rating scale, the cards are Standard Quality, and are smartly packaged in a gold presentation box. The cards have standard 4-index faces, and each of the two decks contain 52 cards plus 2 jokers.
Caspari is a publisher of exquisitely designed and printed paper products, with a reputation earned over seven decades by reproducing the work of established artists and museums from around the world. Originally importing Christmas cards by European artists, Caspari has now expanded to include over 30 different product categories. While the company has grown considerably since 1945, it continues to work with the same European printers and suppliers who originally collaborated with H. George Caspari. Current owner Douglas Stevens and president Lisa Milbank maintain Mr. Caspari’s commitment to fine art and his philosophy of presenting work from classic museum collections and contemporary artists. Caspari products are inspired by museum collections such as the Musee de l’Impression sur Etoffes, The National Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Williamsburg, The Royal Horticultural Society and the New York Botanical Gardens as well as outstanding private collections and archives. Artists from around the world partner with Caspari to create a portfolio that represents an international approach to design In 2001, Caspari opened its first boutique at 7 rue Jacob in Paris and in November of 2005, Caspari opened in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Caspari is committed to producing our products with the use of environmentally responsible raw materials and processes.