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Elephant Chess Rook, Rajasthan, circa 1840

  • Antique Chess Elephant
  • Antique Chess Elephant
  • Antique Chess Elephant
  • Antique Chess Elephant

An Indian Export Elephant Chessman, probably a Rook, Rajasthan, circa 1840

the carved ivory piece, painted green and black and lacquered with gilt highlights, with a mahout driver (original canopy missing) over an oval gadrooned base

Height: 8.5cm 

Width: 3.6cm 

Length: 6.5cm

Reference: Frank Greygoose, Chessmen, pp. 126-127, figures 132 and 133

Stock Reference: MJ 1711

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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