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A Macao ivory chess set, mid. 19th century

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A Macao ivory chess set, mid. 19th century
red-stained and natural, the royal pieces, bishops and pawns carved with human heads, the white king and queen portraying King Carlos I of Portugal and Marie Amelia, versus orientals, the knights with horses heads, the rooks with flagged turrets, the pawns wearing helmets, on foliate knopped stems, the circular bases with radiating stiff-leaf bands, the red king 4¼in. (10.9cm.) high, the pawns 2½in. (6.2cm.) high; and a velvet-lined partitioned mahogany box with carved crest to the lid
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