EXTREMELY RARE Antique Vintage Gypsy Hegenauer Tarot Cards from 1800s
EXTREMELY RARE Antique Vintage Gypsy Hegenauer Aufschlagkarten Tarot Cards. These Fortune Telling Cards were manufactured in Austria by Wilhelm Hegenauer, with sets of 32, 36 or 52 cards with captions in seven languages including English, designed for light-hearted interpretations, hand-colored, c. The oldest of the unnumbered Austrian Cartomancy sets contain only 32 cards, like the 32-card decks used by the gypsys, but over time more cards were added reflecting more of life's situations or states of mind, so there are decks with 32, 36, and 52 cards. During the 19th century a system of fortune telling arose in Europe using unnumbered, pictorial cards depicting popular imagery with subtitles in several languages. Many seem to have originated in Austria, but they also emanate from Germany and Hungary. These oracle cards contain several images that were originally seen as vignettes in earlier divination games as well as cartomancy sets devised by Lenormand and her successors, but the whole repertoire has become a distinctive tradition with unique images and a format of its own. They are not the same as Le Jeu du Destin or the Parlour Sibyl. The cards are unnumbered and do not contain playing card insets as the Lenormand type do. The images, which may serve to facilitate clairvoyance or just for light-hearted readings, are allegorical and evocative, presented in a popular style: Hope is a woman with an anchor, Fidelity shows a dog by his master's grave. Inconstancy in the earlier sets, showing a man and a woman quarrelling, is replaced with Constancy, an all-seeing eye (Das Auge Gottes / Oko Boí) in editions by Piatnik published in Vienna and Budapest. Please note, we are missing 3 cards as there are only 29 out of 32 cards in this set. The item "EXTREMELY RARE Antique Vintage Gypsy Hegenauer Tarot Cards from 1800s" is in sale since Saturday, February 15, 2020.
This item is in the category "Everything Else\Metaphysical\Tarot\Cards Decks". The seller is "the_traveldude" and is located in Hermosa Beach, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Product Type: Fortune Telling Cards