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A7571 Card game, 'Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens', cardboard, made by Samuel Leigh, London, England, c. 1880.. Click to enlarge.

Card game

Made by Samuel Leigh in Greater London, England, c 1880.

Card game, ‘Urania’s Mirror or a View of the Heavens’, cardboard, made by Samuel Leigh, London, England, c. 1880.

Card game consisting of 32 cards of astronomical figures, in original box.

Heavy cardboard box covered in pink paper, cloth corners, engraving on lid has image of a classically dressed woman sitting on clouds, a large sphere under her right arm, flowing mantle and scarf decorated with stars. Figure holds a drawing divider in her left hand, stars in a night sky behind. Banded border...

Summary

Object No.

A7571

Object Statement

Card game, 'Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens', cardboard, made by Samuel Leigh, London, England, c. 1880.

Physical Description

Card game, 'Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens', cardboard, made by Samuel Leigh, London, England, c. 1880.

Card game consisting of 32 cards of astronomical figures, in original box.

Heavy cardboard box covered in pink paper, cloth corners, engraving on lid has image of a classically dressed woman sitting on clouds, a large sphere under her right arm, flowing mantle and scarf decorated with stars. Figure holds a drawing divider in her left hand, stars in a night sky behind. Banded border decorated with cartouches and acanthus leaves.

Printed at top of engraving 'URANIA'S MIRROR / or a / VIEW OF THE HEAVENS'. Printed across bottom of the engraving 'London Published by SAMUEL LEIGH, 18, Stand.'

Black and white printed frieze of classical Greek style theatre masks adhered around all four sides of lid.

Inside box covered in yellow paper.

Cards are coloured and include depictions of Taurus, Orion, Pegasus, Hercules, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Aries, Aquarius, Gemini, Virgo, Libra and Cancer.

Dimensions

Height

350 mm

Width

173 mm

Depth

230 mm

Production

Notes

Samuel Leigh, London, England, c. 1880.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1981

Acquisition Date

27 April 1981

Cite this Object

Harvard

Card game 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 May 2019, <https://ma.as/191984>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/191984 |title=Card game |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=26 May 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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