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        Set of Playing Cards depicting Satirical Scenes of Current Commercial Ventures and Investments, c.1720

        English School, (18th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. Possibly showing the various financial 'bubbles' of the early 18th Century; South Sea Bubble, 1720, is shown on the ace of diamonds; Gun invented by James Puckle (1667-1724) is shown on the eight of spades; Provenance: Private Collection.

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