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1888 Chromolithograph Spain Costume 18th Century Stilts Dress Game LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Spain Costume 18th Century Stilts Dress Game LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Spain Costume 18th Century Stilts Dress Game LCH5

1888 Chromolithograph Spain Costume 18th Century Stilts Dress Game LCH5

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This is an original 1888 color chromolithograph which depicts two very different games played in 18th century Spain, as well as the varied costumes worn during that time period. In the upper panel, two gentlemen race each other on stilts while musicians play pipes beneath their feet. A circle of slightly more upper class ladies and gentlemen has formed in the lower panel, with a blindfolded center victim attempting to tap one of them with a spoon. This lighthearted pastime was known as Del Cucharon, or The Spoon Game. Both sexes are wearing outfits derived from French and Italian trends, which demonstrates where some of the epicenters of European fashion were located at the time.

CONDITION

This 123+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original color and chromolithographs, which capture a myriad of ancient cultures and costumes from around the world. Virtually unseen individually, and from perhaps the most coveted portfolio of costumes from the 19th century, these historically important elephant folio-sized chromolithographs depict a myriad of costumes that capture fashions, fads and traditional outfits, as well as the beautiful jewelry work of almost every major European society throughout the last few centuries. Featured in these regions include, Basque, Scotland, Brittany, Moscow, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, England and Holland; there are beautiful illustrations for all, each more unique than the next.

The originals offered are from the first edition of RacinetÕs masterwork on costumes of the world. Many have been heightened in gold and silver. The full color chromolithographs are some of the most spectacular we have procured. The duotone chromolithographs are stunning and impeccably preserved. Each piece from the collection is in museum-quality condition.

Keywords specific to this image: hairstyle, leisure, activity, hat, blindman's bluff, Spanish

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