Chinese Carved Chess Set
Ming vs. Qing
Carved Through Puzzle Ball Plinths
5.25in.(13.5cm.), W. 1.25in.(3cm.), D. 1.25in.(3cm.)
H. 5in.(13cm.), W. 1.25in.(3cm.), D. 1.25in.(3cm.)
Board: H. 1.5in.(13cm.),
W. 16in.(40cm.), D. 1.6in.(40cm.)
Early 20th Century
Good with minor losses.
thirty-two pieces ivory chess set, beautifully hand carved from quality Asian
ivory tusk. One set in natural ivory color, the other stained in Chinese red.
Emperor and warrior figures carved in costumes representing the empire of Ming
verses Qing. All chess piece are mounted on plinths with double layered puzzle
balls; in addition, the kings and queens are endowsed with a third rotating layer
within their large puzzle balls.
larger chess piece are in very good condition. Six pawns are in good conditions,
others have minor losses. Chess pieces range in size from 2.5", 3.5", 4.5"
to 5.5"H. Medium size non-original silk lined carrying case measures 16"x16" open.
All four Kings and queens have separate display cases.
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