Antique Bundi Jade and Silver Chess Set

 
     
     
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Unique and extraordinary royal set made of Indian jade with silver applications and balls on top from the former kingdom of Bundi (Rajasthan). The kings have inscriptions: Hindu king with gold plated silver balls on top. Inscription in devanagari script: Maharao Shri Jaimalji, Samvat (SV) 1920 = 1864 A.D; 8 cm. Moslem king silver balls on top only with Urdu inscription in Arabic script. The textile board is original to the set.

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