Good Shanghai Mahjong Set, 1920s

S/N:JP 1868

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  • £680.00
  • €740 Euro
  • $836 US Dollar

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Good Shanghai Mahjong Set, 1920s

A Good Mahjong Set, Shanghai, 1920s

in a hardwood and brass mounted case, with a brass carrying handle and five pull-out drawers behind a sliding front decorated with Chinese characters and bats, the polychrome decorated bone and bamboo tiles including:

36 Circles (1-9)

36 Bamboos (1-9)

36 Characters (1-9)

12 Dragons (Red, Green and White (ie Blank)

16 Winds (North, South, West and East)

8 Bonus Tiles (Exotic Birds and Flowers)

4 Further Blank Tiles

Quantity of bone scoring sticks

Two miniature dice

Height: 17cm

Depth: 16cm

Width: 24cm

Stock Reference: JP 1868



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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:

Luke also hires out stock to stylists and film production companies on a regular basis. He exhibits at the Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair twice a year.

Luke is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Art and Antiques Division) and a custodian of the Frederick Parker Chair Collection. He has written numerous articles, lectured and appeared on both radio and television.

In his other life, Luke is an enthusiastic amateur cook and blogger (Luke Honey Inspiration), is a regular contributor to Homes & Antiques, enjoys backgammon, piano and gin and has an unhealthy interest in second-hand books and unreliable cars.

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