Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


March 22, 2019

Rather original antique Indian Export chess set from the Gareth Williams Chess Collection, a good example of a carved ivory set from Vizagapatam, East India.

Vizagapatam was known for its exquisitely carved work (often in elephant ivory and sandalwood), and made for export to Europe and especially the British Isles. This trade was at its height in the first quarter of the nineteenth century.