Burmese Chess set

Ref: 063

 

China, Canton

Ivory

Early 19th century

King height: 120 mm

 

A fine quality ivory chess set. The carving of this set is better than others I have seen of this type and style. The depth of the carving is quite deep on the central bulbous stems of the chess men and the rooks. The girth of the set is impressive. Not many of this quality are around.

Note the faces on the mitres of the bishops and on the crowns of the king and queen.

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