ANTIQUE VIZAGAPATHAM IVORY AND SANDALWOOD CHESSS SET
Height of king: 4¼ inches / 10.8 cm
Stock number: RW8004/717
A Vizagapatham ivory and sandalwood chess set, finely carved with the pieces following the style of other Indian chess sets from the first half of the 19th century which are normally all in ivory with different stained colours for each side, black, red and green are common. The knights heads are carved to a fine standard of craftsmanship and the carving generally merits a “fine” grading for the workmanship, with sandalwood as the material for white”s opposing pieces this set is both rare and also aesthetically quite stunning. Sandalwood is famous for its oils and this set retains its scent after some 200 years.