REF1783 Fine Southern Indian chess set
Circa 1840-1860

Fine large Indian ivory export chess set, one side stained green other side left natural. The set was made in Vizagapatam in India being one of the finest areas of its time for ivory carving.All pieces carved with elaborate foliate decoration, bishops with pierced miters, knights as horses heads with decorated ranes, rooks as brick work decorated towers.

This set originates from the master craftsmen of Vizagapatam a port which is located in the north of the Coromandel Coast in India. Vizagapatam developed from the late 17th century a cabinet making industry which drew artisans from the Kasmali caste who used thier ancient skills of ivory carving and inlay to western furniture forms. The industry blossomed through the 18th century and remained one of the major exporters of fine work through to the early 20th century.

Kings 11.5 CM Tall

Please note all prices include postage/shipping charges and Insurance valuation.
Instalment / lay away plans welcome.

All the sets go through a professional workshop before they go online, any minor faults such as chips or splits are restored, therefore the sets are all in excellent condition.

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