A Chinese Export ivory figural chess set, Canton, circa 1820,
Lot 270Y
A Chinese Export ivory figural chess set, Canton, circa 1820,
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 10,084) inc. premium
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A Chinese Export ivory figural chess set,
Canton, circa 1820,
one side stained red, the other side left natural, one side as the Chinese, the other side as the Mongols, the chessmen intricately carved, white king as the Emperior Ch'ien Lung holding a spear or sceptre in his hand, queens as consorts,white bishops as female courtiers holding fans, red bishops as mandarins, knights as horsemen, rooks as elephants bearing pierced urns or vases and surmounted with three flags, pawns holding spears or muskets,
the king 14cm high, the pawn 6.5cm high.
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