Collection of East India “John Co." Chessmen
A Collection of six East India “John Company” Unstained Ivory Chess Pieces, Berhempore, circa 1790
three pieces from the British East India company side (including a camel bishop in top hat and holding a flintlock pistol and two sepoy pawns in East India Company uniforms with muskets), and three pieces from the Indian Native Forces side (including a horseman knight, and two Indian infantry pawns), the bishop 8.2cm high, the pawn 6.3cm high (6).
Stock Reference Number: MM 1505
Provenance: Major British Chess Collection
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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