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Stylish American Mah Jong Set, circa 1920

  • Stylish American Mah Jong Set, circa 1920
  • Stylish American Mah Jong Set, circa 1920
  • Stylish American Mah Jong Set, circa 1920
  • Stylish American Mah Jong Set, circa 1920

An unusual and highly decorative Mah Jong set, circa 1920

with original paper retail label for Kaufmann & Baer (in ‘Chinese’ characters), the simulated ‘black lacquer’ box with gilt metal carrying handle and gilt-mounted edges or borders, the sliding front showing a colourful chromo-lithographed Chinese Magician or Mandarin with Chinese characters and an exotic bird, opening to reveal: five black lacquered drawers, containing 136 ‘ivorine’ and black lacquered tiles:

36 Circles

36 Bamboos

36 Characters

4 Green Dragons (F) , 4 Red Dragons (C) , 4 White Dragons (P) 

16 Winds (North, South, West and East)

8 Bonus Tiles (numbered and decorated with flowers)

2 ‘ivorine’ die

'Ivorine’ Ming Box with four ‘ivorine’ wind discs, North, South, East and West

Quantity of ‘Ivorine’ counting sticks

A collection of Chinese metal gaming chips

 

Box: 24.5cm wide, 16cm deep, 15cm high.

Tiles: 2.4cm wide, 3.1cm long, 9mm high.

Stock Reference: LH 1359

 

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