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Chiromagica

Object Number: 
1992.12.1
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Wood, paper, glass
Dimensions: 
box: 2 x 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 27.3 x 27.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on lid: "CHIROMAGICA" printed: on edge of lid: "MCLOUGHLIN BRO'S., N.Y." printed: on disc at center of board: "DIRECTIONS./In asking a question, place/the Question Card so that it will fit/exactly over this Disc, placing the ques-/tion asked at
Description: 
Board game with three paper discs (contained in wooden box with sliding lid; on cover, illustration with figure of wizard in red robe and peaked cap, pointing to central design, with books (some open, some closed), globe, rolled up papers, spyglass, and cat at his feet; central design consists of a circle hung behind wizard's head with pointing hand to right of circle, surrounded by billowing clouds; richly ornamented lithographed decoration on edge of box; one paper disc pasted to glass case inside box; circle cut out of center, with answers (such as "Davy, Faraday, Hoffman, Kolbe" or "$52.22") in circles bordering interior edge.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group