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    Sale 5198

    Furniture, Carpets & Decorative Objects

    30 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 752

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED AND PAINTED IVORY FIGURAL CHESS SET

    RAJASTHAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED AND PAINTED IVORY FIGURAL CHESS SET
    RAJASTHAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The king and queen as caparisoned elephants mounted with princes, the bishops as camel riders, the knights as horsemen, the rooks as elephants surmounted by mahouts, the pawns as turbanned rifle men, one side red versus green, fitted in a velvet covered case
    The king -- 2¾in. (7cm.) high; the pawn -- 1¼in. (3.2cm.) high


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