Customer Reviews


5 Reviews
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:
 (3)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic facismile deck
This is an exact facismile reproduction of the most complete Medieval Tarrochi deck which survives. From both an art historical point of view, as well as that of the Tarot enthusiast, this deck is essential to understanding gaming and (later) divination practices as they have evolved in the Modern Era. A beautiful deck with a haunting sense of age and familiarity...
Published on 7 Feb 1999

versus
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very nice deck, but...
I'd just like to point out that this deck is *not* 'gilded' or metallic in any way -there's no gold leaf or foil or whatever on it. I bought this deck on the basis of one of the other reviews here, which indicated that it was! Needless to say I was a bit peeved when the cards turned out to be just photographic repros of the original Visconti deck - maybe I'm just...
Published on 14 Dec 2002 by dogsolitude_uk


Most Helpful First | Newest First

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very nice deck, but..., 14 Dec 2002
By 
dogsolitude_uk "dogsolitude_uk" (Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Visconti Sforza Tarocchi Deck (Vs 78) (Misc. Supplies)
I'd just like to point out that this deck is *not* 'gilded' or metallic in any way -there's no gold leaf or foil or whatever on it. I bought this deck on the basis of one of the other reviews here, which indicated that it was! Needless to say I was a bit peeved when the cards turned out to be just photographic repros of the original Visconti deck - maybe I'm just picky.
Backing is a rather alarming plain red, which makes them look a bit cheap too.
The booklet is a great feature, written by Stuart Kaplan who is a well-known and highly regarded expert in this field.
They are a very good size (roughly 5"x3"ish - presumably full size, tho' I've never seen the originals) which means that you get a good look at all the details. If you're one of those people that likes to whip their cards out at parties and do readings they can be a tad unwieldy.
A reproduction Visconti deck is definitely a must - but being a lover of the flashy things in life I'd have preferred a decent 'back' and some gold leaf.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK to have representative in the Tarot collection, but..., 22 Nov 2010
This review is from: Visconti Sforza Tarocchi Deck (Vs 78) (Misc. Supplies)
What you get here is actually somewhat simpler than what is maybe suggested by the price. What you get is normal playing card stock, with plain cut edges, nothing else, though the cards are large which account for some of the cost I guess. This is also probably a low volume item, so some cost is justified by that too.
Anyway, what you then get, on the cards, is a simple, printed, rasterized photo-reproduction of what the Pierpoint Morgan deck looks like today (faded & brown colors), + recreations of the 4 missing cards in the same style. Nothing else. I would not call this a facsimile.
If you're interested in Tarot cards, and card history, some kind of copy like this is nice to have in your collection for reference, browsing and conversation piece. And perhaps, seen in that light, it shouldn't be featuring advanced attempts at recreating/restoring the original appearance. And perhaps it doesn't need to be fancier than this.
Personally, I'm satisfied and fine with these. As reference. Not as collector item. And I'm not delighted. So only 3 stars.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gilding the lily, 24 Oct 2007
By 
JP Fahy (UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Visconti Sforza Tarocchi Deck (Vs 78) (Misc. Supplies)
Further to the previous reviews for this item, there is a gold-foiled version of the Visconti-Sforza deck - restored by A.A. Atanassov - and produced by La Scarabeo, an Italian company that specialises in Tarot. Have a look online - the La Scarabeo version is available for £16.99 plus P&P.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic facismile deck, 7 Feb 1999
By A Customer
This review is from: Visconti Sforza Tarocchi Deck (Vs 78) (Misc. Supplies)
This is an exact facismile reproduction of the most complete Medieval Tarrochi deck which survives. From both an art historical point of view, as well as that of the Tarot enthusiast, this deck is essential to understanding gaming and (later) divination practices as they have evolved in the Modern Era. A beautiful deck with a haunting sense of age and familiarity about it.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning gilded deck for the advanced tarot reader., 13 Jan 2001
By 
Katrina Black "aka Kat Black of Touchstone an... (Perth, Western Australia) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Visconti Sforza Tarocchi Deck (Vs 78) (Misc. Supplies)
There are so many "medieval" tarot decks available now, but almost all of them are unconvincing modern interpretations. This deck is the real thing, a genuine facsimile of one of the earliest known decks. Tooled gilt backgrounds and hauntingly sparse and beautiful pictures make this deck a joy to use. I would only recommend it for advanced readers, though, as the Minor Arcana consists of the Suit symbols only, with no pictures to signify the cards meanings.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Visconti Sforza Tarocchi Deck (Vs 78)
Visconti Sforza Tarocchi Deck (Vs 78) by Stuart R. Kaplan (Misc. Supplies - 1 May 1991)
£42.00
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews