An ivory netsuke chess set,
Japanese, late 19th/early 20th century,
one side stained a yellow or light brown, the other side left natural, kings as rulers, queens holding fans, bishops as priests, knights as Samurai warriors, rooks as pagodas with stepped roofs, pawns as figures from Japanese mythology, each chessman with maker's signature,
the king 7.3cm high, the pawn 3.5cm high.
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