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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

Two Rajasthan Chessmen, Late 18th Century

A Rajasthan Elephant Chessman, Late 18th Century

ivory, with painted and lacquered decoration and gilt highlights, with two princes riding in an open howdah and a mahout driver over a scalloped edged rectangular red painted base, 10.5cm high, 7cm long, 4cm deep, with another similar Late 18th century Rajasthan elephant chessman, but of slightly smaller size, (tail chipped and mahout missing), 9cm high, 3cm wide, 5cm deep (2) 

Stock Reference: LH 1824


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.

 

 

Condition

Larger Elephant:

Very Good. Nice patina. Wear and rubbing to the red stain on the underside of the base. Otherwise in excellent condition. A really nice example.

Smaller Elephant:

Tail chipped. Mahout and one prince missing. Tusks missing. Otherwise 'very good'.

Two lovely examples of a late 18th century Indian ivory chessmen from Rajasthan. Recommended.

 

A Note From Luke

Two rather good antique chessmen from Rajasthan, typically carved from ivory and then painted and gilded. Likely to be a King and Queen. The larger chessman has two prices riding in the howdah, (with a mahout driver in front) and the second chessman is similar but of smaller size. The gadrooned rectangular bases and style of the pieces suggests a late 18th century date- slightly earlier than the standard "Rajasthan" sets dating from the early to mid 19th century,

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Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this chess set contains elephant ivory dating from pre 3 March 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States. Please contact me if you need further information.

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