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Indian 'Tiger Hunt' Chess King, circa 1790

  • Antique Chess Elephant
  • Indian 'Tiger Hunt' Chess King, circa 1790
  • Antique Indian Ivory Chess
  • Unusual Chess Set uk

An Antique Indian Elephant Ivory Chess King, Berhampore, Late 18th Century

the elephant with his trunk wrapped around a tiger (howdah missing), raised on a gadrooned oval base

Height: 6.2cm

Width: 4.1cm 

Length: 6cm

Stock Reference: LH 1832

 

Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

Condition

Howdah, mahout, and tusks missing. Tail missing on tiger. Age cracks and chip to front of base. Age yellowing. Nice patination.

A Note From Luke

Interesting early ivory Indian Export chess piece. The elephant has his trunk wrapped around a tiger at the base. Nicely patinated and 'age' yellowed.

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