ANTIQUE BURMESE IVORY CHESS SET OF LARGE SIZE
Mid 19th century
King height: 4½ inches . 11.5 cm
Stock number: 742940/0119
A mid 19th century ‘Burmese’ ivory chess set of large size with the king at 4½ inches, one side stained dark red and the other natural, from the Thomas Thomsen collection, Konigstein, a fine set, not often available in this size.
Thomas Thomsen is the second President of Chess Collectors International and his collection has been exhibited in museums worldwide. He is one of the world’s foremost authourities on antique chess sets and advises auction houses on the subject when required. He was a founder member of CCI in 1984.