Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


February 14, 2019

Incredibly pretty Islamic chess set caved from mineral rock crystal. One side has a green stain, the other side, red. All the chessmen are decorated with flowers and leaves in gilt.

Islamic chess sets are always carved in the abstract as the Koran forbids the depiction of the faces that you will find in the figural chess sets popular in Europe.

This set comes with a red and white cloth "board".