19th century Cantonese Export puzzelball ivory set
Lot 207Y
A Chinese Export pierce-carved ivory puzzle ball chess set
Canton, 19th century
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,300 - 1,900

Lot Details
A Chinese Export pierce-carved ivory puzzle ball chess set
Canton, 19th century
in white and red-stained ivory, the king and queen as emperor and empress, the bishop as a sage, the knight as a warrior on horseback, the rook as a caparisoned elephant, the pawn a smaller version of the bishop, each figure raised on a leaf-carved puzzle ball stand (breaks and losses).
heights 4 1/2 to 8 1/4in
(32 pieces)
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