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Indian Vizagapatam Chess Set, circa 1830

An Anglo-Indian Export carved ivory chess set, Vizagapatam, circa 1830, one side stained nut brown, the other side left natural, kings and queens with foliate crowns, bishops with pierced mitres, knights as horses’ heads, rooks as turrets with brickwork, pawns with baluster knops and surmounted with gadrooned urns, the king 10.5cm high, the pawn 5.5cm high.

Stock Reference: VW 1538

Provenance: Gareth Wiliams Chess Collection.

 

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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