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Counting Box (boîte de jetons) with Counters

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This set of four boxes was intended for the card game Quaerille, a variation on Ombre and Whist and involving bidding, trump suit, and taking tricks. The game called for four players, thereby requiring four boxes, one for each player and for each suit of cards. Each of the four boxes in this set...

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Inscription

Inscribed on the interior: "Mariaual le Jeune a Paris fecit"

Provenance

Possibly Jean-François Champollion (1790-1832); after his death, by descent to his great grandson, André Cheronnét-Champollion; after his death, by descent to this son, René Cheronnét-Champollion; after his death, by descent to his wife Stella Champollion-Trafford, Boston, MA; 2002, gift of Stella Champollion-Trafford. (Accession date: April 25, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Stella Champollion Trafford

about 1750–70

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 8.3 x 5.7cm (3/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/4in.)

Accession Number

2001.238.4

Medium or Technique

Painted ivory, gilt-metal, later leather case

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational