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Islamic Chess Set, Northern India, 18th century

  • Islamic Chess Set, Northern India, 18th century
  • Islamic Chess Set, Northern India, 18th century

An Islamic or Muslim ivory chess set, Northern India, late 18th century

one side with red geometric decoration, the other side with geometric decoration in a lighter brown, pepperpot pawns

King: 5cm high

Pawn: 2.3cm high

Stock Reference: MM 1513

Provenance: Major British Chess Collection

Exhibited: Asprey, May 1986, British Museum, 1993

Literature: Michael Mark, “Chessmen Practical and Ornamental”, figure 56; “Antique Indian Chess Sets”, illustration 19, page 29


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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