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A Vizigapatnam ivory chess set, mid.19th century

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A Vizigapatnam ivory chess set, mid.19th century
red-stained and natural, the royal pieces with pierced spherical surmounts and foliate cruciform finials, bishops as mitres, knights as horses, rooks as flagged turrets, all pieces on multi-knopped and foliate carved stems with circular bases, the kings 5.1/8in. (13.1cm.) high, the pawns 1.7/8in. (4.8cm.) high
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