An Indian Export ivory chess set
Vizagapatam, circa 1830,
one side stained green, the other side left natural, the chessmen with extensively carved foliate decoration, kings and queens with feather finials and galleries, bishops with pierced flame mitres, knights as horses' heads, rooks as turrets with brickwork, pawns with foliate decoration (three flags missing on rooks),
the king 10cm high, the pawn 5.5cm high.
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