A pack of hand-painted playing cards
by James George Thompson, 1788
square corners, water-colour on card, plain backs, the edges gilt, king of hearts as George III, the ace of spades as a coat of arms and signed: James Geor. Thompson, king of clubs as a monarch holding a scroll inscribed: To S W...1788, in a Cantonese Export lacquered and gilt decorated box of rectangular section,
9cm x 6cm .