A Chinese Export ivory figural chess set of large size,
Canton, early 19th century,
one side stained red, the other side left natural, the chessmen raised on hexagonal bases carved with intricate foliate decoration, kings as Emperor and Empress, bishops as mandarins, knights as horsemen, rooks as elephants with baluster shaped pierced finials, pawns as infantry,
the king 19cm high, the pawn 8.5cm high.
Toys and Dolls
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