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Indian Export Ivory Chess Set, circa 1830

An Indian Export Ivory Chess Set, circa 1830

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with pierced tops and foliate spray finials, queens with pierced crowns and lotus bud finials, bishops with mitres, knights as horses' heads, rooks as slender turrets with spire finials, pawns with slender baluster knops

King: 7.9cm high

Pawn: 4.2cm high

Stock Reference: VS 1463

Condition

A Note From Luke

Charming little ivory chess set. Made in India for export to the United Kingdom during the days of the East India Company. The red side is stained with cochineal dye.

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