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A Macao Ivory Chess Set, circa 1820

  • A Macao Ivory Chess Set, circa 1820
  • A Macao Ivory Chess Set, circa 1820
  • A Macao Ivory Chess Set, circa 1820
  • A Macao Ivory Chess Set, circa 1820

A Macao or Cantonese Export ivory "bust" chess set, circa 1820

one side stained red, the other side left natural, white kings and queens as European monarchs, bishops as clerics or mandarins, knights as horses' heads, rooks as turrets with flags, pawns wearing helmets, the chessmen carved with intricate floral and foliate motifs, all raised on carved circular gadrooned bases

King: 11cm high

Pawn: 6cm high

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