PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING EXPORT OF IVORY ON PAGE 5.
Frank Greygoose, Chessmen 1979 David & Charles Ltd, plate 128 illustrates a similar set.
A comparative part set was sold in these Rooms 27 September 1995, lot 152. A set with similar bishops was also sold in these Rooms, 22 May 1973, lot 189.
Berhampur, in Bengal, was one of the major centres of ivory carving for the European market once the British, lead by Lord Clive, established dominant control of the province after the battle of Plassey in 1757.