Indian Vizagapatam Chess Set, circa 1830
An Anglo-Indian Export ivory chess set, Vizagapatam, circa 1830
one side in ivory, the other side in horn, kings surmounted with large crosses, queens with crowns, bishops with mitres, knights as horses’ heads, rooks as turrets bearing flags, pawns with balusters and ball finials, the king 11cm high, the pawn 4.9cm high.
Stock Reference: VW 1544
Provenance: Gareth Williams Chess Collection
Reference: The set is featured in Gareth William’s book, “Masterpieces”, Quintet, 2000, pages 100 and 101.
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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