Indian Painted and Lacquered Wooden Figural Chess Set

 
     
     
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AN INDIAN PAINTED AND LACQUERED WOODEN FIGURAL CHESS SET, Rajhasthan, late 19th or early 20th century, one side predominantly red, the other side predominantly green, kings as elephants with closed howdahs, queens as elephants with open howdahs, bishops as warriors riding camels, knights as horsemen, rooks as warriors on camels, pawns as footsoldiers, all the pieces elaborately decorated in gilt, the king 13.5cm high, the pawn 8cm high.

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