Four game cards from a Cavagnole Game Bag and Pieces (Jeu de cavagnole), French, about 1750, watercolor and gouache on vellum. The illuminated scrolls on display in the exhibit put today’s cardboard bingo cards and chips to shame. The tiny numbered squares of vellum feature ornamental fountains; wine-drinking monkeys dressed in human clothes, playing backgammon; as well as the famed 18th-century rhinoceros Clara, who traveled Europe as a celebrity for 17 years.
25 エノケンの猿飛佐助双六 日東紅茶 広告チラシ
The New Game of Virtue Rewarded and Vice Punished, a board game published in 1818 by William Darton. (Victoria & Albert Museum)