A gold koftgari steel-mounted jadeite and agate Chess Board and Gaming Pieces
Lot 219
A Mughal inlaid hardstone and koftgari steel Chess Board India, 19th Century(35)
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,448) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Mughal inlaid hardstone and koftgari steel Chess Board
India, 19th Century
of square form, the green and brown hardstone board set within a steel frame decorated in koftgari with an undulating foliate vine, surrounded by a border of green hardstone set with alternating koftgari steel plaques in the forms of palmettes and rosettes edged with a band of steel decorated in koftgari with a scrolling floral vine; the gaming pieces carved in green and brown hardstone with mother of pearl finials; in wood boxes, that for the board marked BHERA/ MISTRI/ ALAHJWAYA on the lid
the board 36 x 36 cm.(35)
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