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Alice in Wonderland Playing Card Box

Boxwood case with slide off lid opens to a void interior. Engraved images depict two of Sir John Tenniel’s illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ from 1865; the three gardeners painting the rose bush and the King of Hearts arguing with the executioner. The monogram CMC is engraved within a heart cartouche alongside the King. This box may have housed the card game ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Thomas de la Rue & Co., which was first published in 1898, using Tenniel’s illustrations. Of fine colour and patination.
English, circa 1900
Height 4.5” (11.5cm) Width 3.25” (8.5cm) Depth 1.25” (3.5cm)
Stock No. 1583

‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) was written in 1865 by the English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. Ahead of its time, the novel was unlike anything that Victorian children had seen, presenting a girl who is self-assertive, strong willed and critical within a nonsensical and fantasy setting. Chosen to illustrate the book was the leading political cartoonist of the second half of the 19th century, Sir John Tenniel (1820 - 1914). Knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893, he was best known for his role as principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years, alongside his remarkable illustrations for Lewis Carroll.

Price: £245.00




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Alice in Wonderland Playing Card Box

Boxwood case with slide off lid opens to a void interior. Engraved images depict two of Sir John Tenniel’s illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ from 1865; the three gardeners painting the rose bush and the King of Hearts arguing with the executioner. The monogram CMC is engraved within a heart cartouche alongside the King. This box may have housed the card game ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Thomas de la Rue & Co., which was first published in 1898, using Tenniel’s illustrations. Of fine colour and patination.
English, circa 1900
Height 4.5” (11.5cm) Width 3.25” (8.5cm) Depth 1.25” (3.5cm)
Stock No. 1583

‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) was written in 1865 by the English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. Ahead of its time, the novel was unlike anything that Victorian children had seen, presenting a girl who is self-assertive, strong willed and critical within a nonsensical and fantasy setting. Chosen to illustrate the book was the leading political cartoonist of the second half of the 19th century, Sir John Tenniel (1820 - 1914). Knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893, he was best known for his role as principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years, alongside his remarkable illustrations for Lewis Carroll.

Price: £245.00

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