Antique Indian Ivory Chess Set, circa 1850

S/N:PR 1802

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Antique Indian Ivory Chess Set, circa 1850

An Anglo-Indian Export Ivory Chess Set, Berhampore, circa 1840

one side stained red, the other side left natural, carved with elaborate decoration, kings with domed tops and 'pineapple' finials, queens similar but of smaller size, bishops with mitre tops, knights as horses' heads, rooks as raised turrets with brickwork, pawns with baluster knops to the central sections and 'pineapple' finials. in a 20th century wooden box with lid and metal scallop clasp

King: 11.2cm high

Pawn: 4.6cm high

Box: 23cm wide, 9.3cm high, 15cm deep

Provenance: Private British Chess Collection

Stock Reference: PR 1802


circa 1840

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Luke Honey is a dealer in unusual decorative antiques, furniture, pictures, posters and works of art- with an enthusiasm for the "Gentleman's Library" or quirky "English Country House" look. As a former specialist at both Phillips and Bonhams, Luke has had over twenty years experience selling antique games and is considered a leading authority on old backgammon boards, antique chess sets and chess boards, gambling and racing antiques and mah jong.

Luke operates from premises in Central London, where all stock can be viewed by appointment. Items can be viewed online at his regularly updated website:

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