Islamic Brass Set & Box, 19th century

 
     
     
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AN INDIAN BRASS, SILVERED AND BLACK LACQUERED BOX AND CHESS SET
19TH CENTURY

The box with playing surface to hinged top decorated overall with scrolling flowers, with a 'Muslim' type chess set decorated with conforming scrolling flowers
The box -- 4¼ x 14¼ x 14 in. (11 x 36 x 35.5 cm.); the king -- 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) high; the pawn -- 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) high

Literature
Hans & Barbara Holländer, Schach Partie Durch Zeiten und Welten, Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 2005, fig. 134, page 168.

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