Chinese Mahjong Set, Shanghai, 1920s
A Chinese Mahjong Set, Shanghai, 1920s
the hardwood and 'chrysanthemum' brass mounted case with decorative carrying handle and sliding front with Chinese characters, revealing five pull-out drawers with bone handles, including bone and bamboo tiles:
4 Red Dragons
4 Green (Chinese Horse) Joker Tiles
4 White (Blank) Tiles
16 Wind Tiles (North, South, East & West)
8 Decorative Bonus Tiles
Bone Scoring Sticks
Four miniature dice
North, South, East, West indicator
Stock Reference: JP 1858
Good. Green Dragon tiles substituted by Joker tiles. Hardwood case good. Bone and bamboo tiles good.
A Note From Luke
Nice example of a Shanghai Export mahjong set. These were made in workshops in the Shanghai area, and exported to the United States and Western Europe during the Mahjong craze of the 1920s.
Complete- but please note that with this set, the Green Dragon tiles have been substituted with Green Joker Chinese Horse tiles.
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