Lot 1517: Cantonese ivory red and white chess set with eleph
November 10, 2016
Woking, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Cantonese ivory red and white chess set with elephant rooks and knights on horseback, all on puzzleball columns and carved bases, pawns 6.5cm high, kings 15cm high, with display case,Provenance: Family history, this chess set was brought back from Ceylon by a tea planter in 1937.PLEASE NOTE: THIS ITEM CONTAINS OR IS MADE OF IVORY. Buyers must be aware that regulations of several countries, including USA, prohibit the import of ivory, or any goods containing ivory. Ewbanks advise prospective purchasers who intend to ship this lot to another country that they must familiarise themselves with the relevant import/export regulations prior to bidding. They are responsible for their shipping arrangements and the onus is therefore on them to organise their own shipping.