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Portable roulette wheel

Anonymous German17th century - 17th century

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
Milano, Italy

The roulette wheel, of ancient Italian origins, originally was called "girello" indicating something small that turns. A small wheel marked with sections containing varying numbers of dots turns under a serpent-shaped metal pointer. The type of turning and the scratched decoration indicate 17th century Germany as the place of production. Probably purchased by the brothers Fausto and Giuseppe at the end of the 19th century, the roulette wheel is still displayed--as are all other objects in the museum--in its original place, thus contributing to the authentic "time capsule" ambiance.

Details

  • Title: Portable roulette wheel
  • Date: 17th century - 17th century
  • Location: Germany, Germany
  • craftsman: Anonymous German
  • Physical Dimensions: w11.5 x h30 cm (width indicates diameter)
  • Bibliography: Caterina Theilung, "n. 409. Roulette"
  • Provenance: The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum owns all rights to text and images. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. For all other uses of the images, please contact the museum, thank you.
  • Type: games
  • Rights: The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum owns all rights to text, images and videos. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. For all other uses, please contact the Museum, thank you.

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