London, South Kensington
26 March 2013
AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY AND SADELI-WARE GAMES BOX
BOMBAY, MID-19TH CENTURY
The top with a chequer, cribbage and solitaire board, the interior with a backgammon board and removeable lid, with miniature ivory chess set, backgammon counters, two dice and two shakers, twenty four small red and natural counters, eighty larger red and natural counters, cribbage markers, thirty four solitaire pieces
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high; 11½ in. (29.3 cm.) wide; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) deep
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Illustrated in Hans und Barbara Holländer, Schach Partie Durch Zeiten und Welten, Hamburg, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, fig. 163, page 189.
Hamburg Chess Exhibition, 2006.
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