A MOSAIC WORK (KHATAMKAR) BACKGAMMON AND DRAUGHTS SET

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A MOSAIC WORK (KHATAMKAR) BACKGAMMON AND DRAUGHTS SET
PERSIA, 20TH CENTURY

Hinging to form a rectangular box, the interior with three different varieties of fine mosaic work forming the pattern of the backgammon board, the borders with similar cartouches, ivory stringing, the exterior with the squares of two varieties of hexagonal lattice within a black and brass border of large angled cartouches between stripes, all surfaces similarly decorated, covered with a thick clear lacquer, silver hinges and fish-shaped clasps, two sets of seventeen circular similarly decorated gamespieces, a few cracks in lacquer, partly missing on underside, in fitted case
22¼ x 21in. (56.5 x 52.5cm.)
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