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Chinese Mahjong Set, Shanghai, 1920-30

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A Good Shanghai Mahjong Set, 1920-30

the attractive red painted lacquered case with a metal carrying handle and sliding front with Chinese characters in gilt ("Mah Jong"), revealing five slide-out drawers including bone (bovine) and bamboo-mounted tiles:

36 Characters (1-9)

36 Bamboos (1-9)

36 Circles (1-9)

12 Dragons (Red, Green and White (ie Blank)

16 Winds (4 North, 4 East, 4 South, 4 West)

8 Decorative Bonus Tiles (flowers and plants)

4 Extra Bonus Tiles (Blank)

Total Tiles: 148

Quantity of bone scoring sticks

Ming Pot in bone with 4 bone discs (N, S, W & E)

Oblong wooden dice box with 4 miniature bone Mahjong dice

'Directions for Playing Mah Jongg', original 1920s instruction leaflet, plus a useful set of photocopied 'Mah-Jongg' instructions, taken from a 1920s instruction booklet.


Height: 19cm

Length: 17.8cm

Width: 23.5cm

Tile: 3cm x 2.1cm x 1.4cm

Stock Reference: LH 1895




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