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Encore Exhibition Postcards - Indian Ivory Playing Set

Encore Exhibition Postcards - Indian Ivory Playing Set

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Though made during the second half of the 19th century, this set includes knights created in a much earlier style. The horses, with their arched necks and downcast faces, resemble those found in Indian sets produced for the British export market during the late 18th century. The other parts of the set are in a style commonly produced during the mid-to-latter 19th century. This set is paired with an elaborately carved board, featuring beasts and human figures amongst a foliate background. 5" x 7"

In 2015, the World Chess Hall of Fame premiered the exhibition "Encore! Ivory Chess Treasures from the John Crumiller Collectionfocused on the most stunning ivory sets from one of the most extensive chess set collections in America.