A jade mah jong set
Lot 164
A jade mah jong set, Chinese, circa 1920, formerly the property of HM Queen Elisabeth of Greece
Sold for £9,000 (US$ 15,127) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A jade mah jong set,
Chinese, circa 1920, formerly the property of HM Queen Elisabeth of Greece
the silk-lined wooden case with a sliding front and five drawers, four drawers holding thirty six jade tiles, the top drawer containing four further unmarked jade tiles, bone counters, and four jade and gilt die in a small oblong shaped box with a sliding lid; sold with a facsimile letter from HSH The Prince Marc of Hohenzollern-Roumanie explaining the provenance of the set, dated April 1979,
the box 16cm wide, 12cm high, 10cm deep, the jade tiles each 1.5cm wide.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Martine Jeannin Gallery, 13 rue Jacob, Paris; HSH The Prince Marc of Hohenzollern-Roumanie, HM Queen Elisabeth of Greece, Princess of Romania

    Exhibited: "Geometrie du Desir", Amiens, 1990; Louvres des Antiquaires: "Jeux et Divertissements de Salon", March, 1994, "Penelope", 2000

    Reference: L'hote (Jean-Marie): "Histoire des Jeux de Societe", Flammarion, 1994.
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