SEALED Vintage RUSSIAN TAROT OF ST. PETERSBURG Yury Shakov RARE NEW Tarot, 1992
SEALED Russian Tarot Cards of St. Petersburg — Yury Shakov — Rare 1992 Vintage New Old Stock
Sealed and New Old Stock RUSSIAN TAROT OF ST. PETERSBURG by the famous lacquer artist, Yury Shakov from 1992 (please see picture showing copyright date on box). New old stock in sealed mint condition. The cards are beautifully detailed miniature paintings, reminiscent of the Imperial Faberge Easter Eggs.
This deck is done in Russian miniature painting. The deck was drawn to size using a magnifying glass and sometimes a brush with only one hair. The art is very detailed for work done in this manner, however you need a magnifying glass to appreciate it. The scenes are on an oval black background and have deep, fairly intense colors and very fine detail work. The oval is surrounded by gold filigree work of vines and flowers. The card borders are gold as well.
The deck is standard in the Majors and Court Cards with King, Queen, Knight and Page. The suits are also standard with the exception of wands, which is called clubs in this deck. The scenes are based on the Waite-Smith scenes, only done with a Russian flavor as far as costume and setting.
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