Shanghai Mahjong Set, circa 1920
A Compact Chinese Mahjong Set, Shanghai, circa 1925
the black lacquered wooden case with a sliding lid to the front (inscribed with Chinese Characters and flowers) and a brass handle to the top, opening to reveal five drawers, with miniature bone and bamboo tiles, including:
-36 Circles (1-9)
-36 Bamboo (1-9)
-36 Characters (1-9)
-4 Red Dragons
-4 Green Dragons
-4 White Dragons (ie Blank)
-16 Winds (N, S, E & W)
-8 Bonus Tiles (Flowers)
4 Extra Tiles (Blank)
Ming Pot with 4 Wind Discs, Oblong Miniature Dice Box with 4 Bone Dice, Quantity of Scoring Sticks
Tiles: 1.8cm x 1.4cm x 0.9cm
Box: 15.9cm wide, 11.9cm deep, 13cm high
Stock Reference: JP 1926
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Good. Nice original condition. Some tarnishing to the brass handle,a s expected. Bone tiles good, with some yellowing in places. A most unusual set of small size.
A Note From Luke
Delightful vintage Mahjong set from the 1920s. It would have been made in a Shanghai workshop for export to the West. Of a relatively small size, with charming miniature tiles. Very much a ‘lady’s set’, and unusual- the first one I have come across. Recommended.
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