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“Burmese Pattern” Ivory Chess Set, circa 1840

A Cantonese Export “Burmese Pattern” Ivory Chess Set, circa 1840

one side stained red, the other side left natural, extensively carved wtih foliate decoration, kings with faces and surmounted with foliate sprays, queens similar, with faces and surmounted with lotus buds, bishops as mitres with faces, knights as horses’ heads, rooks as turrets with flags, pawns with lotus bud finials

King: 9.6cm high

Pawn: 5.1cm high

Stock Reference: JA 1466


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.


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