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Fine Berhempore Chess Set, circa 1830

  • Fine Berhempore Chess Set, circa 1830
  • Fine Berhempore Chess Set, circa 1830
  • Fine Berhempore Chess Set, circa 1830
  • Fine Berhempore Chess Set, circa 1830

An Oustanding Anglo-Indian Export Ivory Chess Set of Large Size, Berhempore, circa 1830

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with elaborate carved foliate decoration and pierced crowns with cross finials, queens of smaller size and surmounted with floral roundels, bishops with pierced mitres, knights as rearing horses, rooks as turrets with multiple defensive cannons and surmounted with foot-soldiers bearing flags, in a modern bespoke fitted presentation attache case in red

King: 13cm high

Pawn: 7cm high

Provenance: Private Collection

Reference:  A very similar set is held in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, no. 02439, originally acquired by the India Museum from the Paris Exhibition of 1867, See also: Michael Mark, Antique Indian Chess Sets

Stock Reference: NH 1673

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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