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Score boards - Bezique, mid 19th Century Object Reg. No: HT 2704

Two score boards for Bezique, circa mid 19th century. They were brought to Australia by Lili Sigalas (nee Vrahamis), when she migrated in 1922 to marry Letho Sigalas. They were originally owned by Lili's mother. Lili and Letho were married at the Greek Orthodox Church on Victoria Parade, Melbourne in 1923. Lili was active in the Melbourne Greek community and was a member of the International Club and the Greek Red Cross. She passed away in Melbourne in the 1990s.

Bezique, is a 19th century French melding and trick-taking card game for two players. It was developed in France from the game Piquet and gained its greatest popularity in Paris by 1860 and in England a few years later.
Two small polished wooden blocks with numbered pins along two sides which are pulled up to indicate a score.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.9 cm (Height), 5.9 cm (Width), 9.3 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Part 1

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, games
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: games & toys
Inscriptions: 'Bezique' inscribed in silver lettering along one side of each board
User: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1922
Original Owner: Mrs Callirrhoe Vrahamis, Sikinos, Cyclades, Greece, circa 1860

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