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Fine 19th Century Vizagapatam Ivory Chess & Backgammon Set


A fine Anglo Indian folding gaming board with chess and backgammon. The exterior chess board measuring 35cm square with ivory and horn squares. The interior opening to a sandalwood playing surface inlaid with ivory and horn. The box closing with a silver catch and finished on the exterior with solid blanks of ivory with penwork ornament detailed in black laq.

Vizagapatam Chess Set of Ivory and ebonised pieces, some repairs. and backgammon pieces of ivory and palmwood.

India, circa 1850

open 45.5 x 48cm height 5cm
closed 45.5 x 24cm height 10cm

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