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Vizagapatam Chess Set & Board, circa 1830

  • Vizagapatam Chess Set & Board, circa 1830
  • Vizagapatam Chess Set & Board, circa 1830

An Anglo-Indian Export Ivory & Horn Chess Set, Vizagapatam, circa 1830

one side in ivory, the other side in horn, kings with lotus petal decoration and surmounted with floral crosses, quens with pierced crowns, bishops as mitres, knights as arched horses heads, rooks as turrets with brickwork and pierced decoration, pawns with stepped lotus leaf bases, together with a Vizagapatam ivory and sandalwood folding chess board, the alternate chess squares in horn and ivory, with a penwork decorated border in the Greek Key pattern, circa 1830 (2)

King: 10.4cm high

Pawn: 5cm high

Board: 45cm wide

Chess Squares: 4.6cm wide

Provenance: Private Chess Collection

Stock Reference: PA 1719

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

Please note that as the chess set contains ‘worked' antique elephant ivory pre-dating 3 March 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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