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‘Pepys’ Chess Set, Vizagapatam, 19th Century

  • ‘Pepys’ Chess Set, Vizagapatam, 19th Century
  • ‘Pepys’ Chess Set, Vizagapatam, 19th Century
  • ‘Pepys’ Chess Set, Vizagapatam, 19th Century

An Indian Export ‘Pepys Style’ Ivory Chess Set, Vizagapatam, early/mid 19th Century

one side stained red, the other side stained green, kings with elaborate foliate decoration, queens similar but of smaller size, bishops as stylised mitres with finials, knights as arched horses heads, rooks as turrets with brickwork and spire finials, pawns with baluster knops

King: 9.3cm high, base: 3.3cm diameter

Pawn: 4.2cm high, base 2.6cm diameter

Stock Reference: DD 1715

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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