Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


May 12, 2015

Interesting early Islamic chess or gaming piece in the North Indian or Persian manner. Islamic chess pieces are designed in the abstract (without the representation of the human form).

The silver mounts, presumably, have been added at a later date. Attractive faded pink stain, shiny patina and calcification. 17th century, or quite possibly, earlier in date.