Colleen Schafroth, Sculptures in Miniature, Maryhill Museum of Art, 1990, p.33.
Michael Mark, Antique Indian Chess Sets, published Forderkrei Schach- Geschichstsforschung e.v, 1997, page 36.
Indian and Chinese factories working specifically for export, turned out vast quantities of turned sets based on British playing patterns. Some may have been exported for sale or copied elsewhere in the Far East, in places such as Burma, leading to a general homogeneity and difficutly in identifying the exact area of production (see lot 10 and 13). Mark explains that it is hard to distinguish a set "without typical Chinese surface carving, from similar Indian sets." Scrutiny of the knight's head's, crenellation's of the rook's and finials to the king's crowns, together with surface decorative motifs may reveal Chinese or Indian traits.