I've put the sitting jesters and jokers into their own section of the joker collection. The key issue to this section is that they are sitting, assis, sentado, ciudad, ittingsay ... Not standing up! Many are sitting on the floor. Some are seated on barrels. Some are sitting on the moon. Some are contorted and are not really sitting. None of them are sitting on chairs or benches or conventional furniture. Also, I'm not strict about them being jesters. Some probably aren't.
The first seated joker is published by John Waddington Ltd from the UK.
This next one doesn't have a wand or a jester hat hat but he does have has big ears, a ruffle around his neck, and contrasting colors. Is he a jester? I think it's close enough for this section since he is really sitting. He might be in the process of putting on his shoes.
I think of the next one as "The Jolly Sideways Sitter". The original of this design (and I quote Tom van Berkum):
"Adet Seward Cognac" - early advertising deck by Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium ca. 1920-1925. 52 cards + 1 joker + box. 88 x 64 mm. GvB0189
BTW, I'm not sure if mine is an original or a later deck using the same design.
|The Jolly Sideways Sitter|
|The Back of the The Jolly Sideways Sitter|