A Chinese export tinted ivory chess set with king and queen in Qing imperial court costume
Lot 8106Y
A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,200 - 1,800
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A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century A tinted ivory export chess set 19th century
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Property from a Private Seattle Collector
A tinted ivory export chess set
19th century
Finished with intricate detailing: the white set displaying the emperor, empress and two male attendants dressed in Manchu attire and holding ruyi scepters while the contrasting red set shows the emperor and empress wearing the costumes of Chinese opera figures and their two male attendants dressed as officials carrying fly whisks, each figure standing on a waisted octagonal plinth (chips, losses to weapons).
5 3/4 to 2 3/4in (14.5 to 7cm) high
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