Indian Chess Set, Vizagapatam, 19th century
A good Anglo-Indian Export ivory chess set, Vizagapatam or Berhampur, 19th century
one side stained green, the other side left natural, kings and queens with extensive foliate decoration, bishops as flaming mitres, knights as horses’ heads, rooks as turrets with flags, pawns with foliate decoration, all the chessmen with leaf-decoration to the bases, the king 11cm high, the pawn 6cm high, in a 20th century presentation/display case in oak, with a hinged lid, the interior lined in black plush, 44cm wide, 8cm high (when closed), 34cm deep.
Stock Reference Number: JA 1420
Provenance: Private Collection.
Reference: Gareth Williams, “Masterpieces”, page 102; Alex Hammond, “The Book of Chessmen”, page 129, plate XXX, Arthur Barker Ltd, 1950.
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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