KG36, “Così Fan Tutte” is based on Mozart’s opera.
It is complete being 52 cards plus a magnificent “Don Alfonso” Joker housed in a hand made box.
The Courts and Pip Cards are ‘non-standard’
The four suits are
‘a heart shaped locket’ – ‘magnet’ – ‘marriage contract’ -‘poison bottle’ and are taken from the opera.
The kings are the two male lovers in their normal costume and then dressed as Albanians.
The queens are the female leads with their lovers, in and out of disguise, in the background.
The jacks show Despina in and out of her disguises
The aces are embellished with cupids, satyrs, angels and witches.
The Joker is Don Alfonso.
Each card is 85mm x 96mm
The pack was published in an very limited edition and a number of proof sheets were also produced for sale.
Signed on the inside the the box by Karl dated “19th August 1998”