Vizagapatam Ivory Set

 
     
     
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AN INDIAN IVORY CHESS SET, Vizagapatam, circa 1820,
one side stained brown, the other side left natural, the pieces with elaborate carved decoration, kings with galleried crowns to the centre, queens with feather finials, bishops with pierced mitres, knights as horses' heads, rooks as slim, stepped turrets, pawns with baluster knops, the king 12cm high, the pawn 6.5cm high.
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