A Chinese Export ivory puzzle-ball chess set,
Canton, early/mid 19th century,
one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings and queens as Emperors and their consorts, bishops as mandarins holding fans, knights as horsemen, rooks as elephants, pawns as foot soldiers,
the king 13.8cm high, the pawn 6.6cm high.
Toys and Dolls
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