A coromandel and brass inlaid games compendium by John Joseph Mechi, circa 1870
Lot 625Y
A coromandel and brass inlaid games compendium by John Joseph Mechi, circa 1870
Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,889) inc. premium
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A coromandel and brass inlaid games compendium by John Joseph Mechi, circa 1870
the hinged lid with inset vacant brass oval opening to reveal a folding leather and gilt chess and backgammon board and lift-out tray holding an inlaid ivory cribbage board, a set of twenty eight bone and ebony dominoes, bone scorers and bone dice, two wooden whist markers, playing cards and rules for Bridge and Bezique, the under section beneath holding a set of thirty two 19th century Chinese export Cantonese ivory filigree counters, the front panel folding down to reveal a pegged bone Staunton pattern chess set, stained red and left natural, the king 7cm high, the pawn 3.5cm high, with key, 33.5cm wide, 19.5cm high, 18.5cm deep, with inset brass plaque inscribed I. J. Mechi...Maker...112 Regent St. London, the box, 19.5cm high, 33cm wide, 18.5cm deep
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  1. Michael Lake
    Specialist - European Sculpture and Works of Art
    Bonhams
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    London, NW10 7QP
    United Kingdom
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