A Chinese Export ivory "King George" chess set, Canton, circa 1820,
Lot 186Y
A Chinese Export ivory "King George" chess set, Canton, circa 1820,
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,519) inc. premium
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A Chinese Export ivory "King George" chess set,
Canton, circa 1820,
with polychrome decoration, the Europeans versus the Chinese, king as George III, queen as Charlotte, bishops as Christian bishops and mandarins, knights as horsemen, rooks as elephants, pawns as foot soldiers, in a leather covered casket with a stamped border,
the king 11cm high, the pawn 6cm high.
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