Antique Chinese Figural Ivory Chess Set with Board
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Mid-19th century, hand-carved natural and brown stained Asian ivory chessmen depicting royal and divine figures; the emperor and empress effigies with mother-of-pearl inlays of Chinese characters on the bases; the set includes a 20th century fitted wooden storage box that opens to become a chessboard.
Kings 7.5 in.; box closed 8.75 x 32 x 16.25 in.
Some wear to extremities; a few drying cracks; the box with scuffs and wear; overall good estate condition. This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state, and/or local law. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.