Whimsical architectural and botanical forms inspired the creators of this elaborate ornamental chess set. Once believed to have been created in Kashmir, the northwestern region of South Asia, research by expert Michael Mark has shown that the area did not have major ivory markets during the period when pieces like this were produced. Sets in this style were made almost exclusively for export to Great Britain. 5" x 7"
In 2015, the World Chess Hall of Fame premiered the exhibition "Encore! Ivory Chess Treasures from the John Crumiller Collection" focused on the most stunning ivory sets from one of the most extensive chess set collections in America.