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A Good Mahjong Set, Shanghai, circa 1920

  • A Good Mahjong Set, Shanghai, circa 1920
  • A Good Mahjong Set, Shanghai, circa 1920
  • A Good Mahjong Set, Shanghai, circa 1920
  • A Good Mahjong Set, Shanghai, circa 1920

A Mahjong set, Shanghai, circa 1920, with a carved hardwood case decorated with prunus blossom, peonies, reeds and grasses, the sliding front lid with an attractive carved dragon revealing five pull-out drawers containing 144 bone and bamboo tiles:

36 circles
36 bamboos
36 characters
4 green dragons, 4 red dragons 4 white dragons (blanks)
16 winds (North, South, West and East)
8 bonus tiles

4 miniature bone die
4 extra spare blank tiles
Bone Ming Box with four bone wind discs
119 bone counting sticks

Box: 24.5cm wide, 18cm high, 17.5cm deep
Tiles: 2cm wide, 3cm long, 1.8cm high

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