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ANTIQUE 1894 HAND-COLORED G. VACCHETTA TAROT DECK, 72/78 CARDS
These historically important cards, now known by various names in reproduction editions (I Naibi di Giovanni Vacchetta, Tarot of the Master, Tarocchi del Maestro), was originally published by Giovanni Vacchetta in Turin, Italy in 1893, as a black & white deck.
This copy has gorgeous hand painted water-coloring, done in a palette completely unlike any of the modern reproductions (by Solleone, Lo Scarabeo or Meneghello), using generally earth and pastel tones, with occasional brighter colors such as red. There is no information available about who colored the deck or when, though Vacchetta himself was an accomplished water-colorist.