PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING EXPORT OF IVORY ON PAGE 5.
Similar sets were sold in these Rooms, 21 May 1986, lot 18 and a part set sold 27 September 1995, lot 152.
Victor Keats, The Illustrated Guide to World Chess Sets, Batsford Ltd 1985. Page 81, plate 2 illustrates the 'Clive of India' chess set, early 18th century, given to Lord Clive of India, carved in Bengal. The sentry figure on the John Company side was typically carved to represent the figure of John Bull.