An Indian lacquered ivory figural chess set,
Rajasthan, circa 1850,
the British East India Company versus Indian Forces, one side predominantly cream, the other side predominantly red, all with gilt highlights, kings as elephants with howdahs and rockets (two princes, attendant and mahout and tiger), queens similar but of smaller size, bishops as camels with drums and spear, knights as horsemen with spears, rooks as elephants with rockets (the East India elephant with the Union Flag), pawns as musicians, archers, spearmen and drummers,
the king 15.5cm high, the pawn approx. 8.5cm high.