A fine 19th century Chinese export 'Macao' bust set

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Lot 212
A fine 19th century Chinese export 'Macao' bust set

Sold for £ 1,880 (US$ 2,505) inc. premium
A fine 19th century Chinese export 'Macao' bust set
One side stained red, the other side left natural, all the pieces carved in bust form with foliate carved baluster stems and lotus carved, circular bases, white king and queen as European monarchs with crowns surmounted by crosses, knights as horses' heads, rooks as turrets bearing flags, the pawns wearing phrygian-type caps, the red king and queen in oriental costume, red bishops as mandarins, pawns as chinamen, with an extra white and red, pawn, king 10.5cm, pawn 6.5cm, with a Victorian circular giltwood display stand, enclosed by an hemispherical glass cover and on squashed bun feet, 26cm diameter. (2)

See illustration on page

Footnotes

  • The white rooks bear union flags indicating that this set was intended for export to the United Kingdom. See lot 133 in the Phillips' sale on 20.04.99 and lot 165 in Phillips' sale on 02.05.2000, for similar examples.
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