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Rajasthan Elephant Chess Rook, circa 1840

  • Rajasthan Elephant Chess Rook, circa 1840
  • Rajasthan Elephant Chess Rook, circa 1840
  • Rajasthan Elephant Chess Rook, circa 1840

An Antique Indian Export Ivory Chess Rook, Rajasthan, circa 1840

a prince and mahout riding a tusked elephant, painted and lacquered with gilt decoration against a green field, raised on a gadrooned oval base

Height: 7.9cm

Width: 2.5cm 

Depth: 5cm 

Stock Reference: LH 1835

 

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

Please note that as the chess piece 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

Good. Nice patina with gentle ageing. Holes to the side of the elephant, which originally would have held rockets. Further hole to the top which is likely to have held a flag. Otherwise very nice with crisp gilding and paintwork.

A Note From Luke

Elephant rook from an antique Rajasthan chess set. These sets were made in the first half of the 19th century, and exported to Britain by the East India Company.  Painted and lacquered ivory is a typical characteristic of Rajasthan artifacts.

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Important notice on the export of antique elephant ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this piece contains elephant ivory dating from pre 1947 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.

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