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Cambodian Chess Set, 17th/18th century

  • Cambodian Chess Set, 17th/18th century
  • Cambodian Chess Set, 17th/18th century
  • Cambodian Chess Set, 17th/18th century

A Cambodian Ivory Chess Set, 17th/18th century

one side with a slightly darker ‘toffee’ patintation, knights as arched horse’s heads with stylised manes and carved geometric decoration, pawns as shells, one side with mottled brown and cream shells, the other side with plain shells

King: 5.3cm high

Knight: 6.2cm high

Pawn: 2.6cm long

Stock Reference Number: MM 1518

Provenance: Major British Chess Collection

Literature: A similar Cambodian chess set is illustrated in “Chess East and West, Past and Present", a selection from the Gustavus A. Pfeiffer Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, figure 24


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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