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ANTIQUE, CHINESE, MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID FIVE-DRAWER BOXED MAH-JONG WITH BRASS CARRYING HANDLES Circa 1915
This beautiful lacquer-like black finish five-drawer box with ornate brass carrying handles and mother of pearl inlaid drop front measures 23 x 16 x 16.5 cms deep..
The tile compliment is complete at 144 playing tiles in the four trays and four blank spares contained in the lower drawer . Each tile measures 2 x 3 x 1.35 cm deep and is made of bone (not ivory) and split bamboo. One tile has be...
IMPERIAL DOUBLE NINES DOMINOES WW2 1940s/50s
A complete set of Double Nines Dominoes made in England in the 1940s/50s.
Made of a black, bakelite-type material the spot depressions are painted white. For those that like spinning the dominoes (a la pub style), the moulded tile has a rivet-like proud circle in the middle of the dividing bar to allow it to do just than - spin - when upside down.
Also enclosed is the original four page rul...
1920s CHINESE MAH-JONG BONE AND BAMBOO GAME IN 3-DRAWER DOUBLE-HANDLED BOX
This 1920s Chinese bone and bamboo mah-jong set is housed in a three-drawer, double brass-handled box which has a fret-work drop in lid.
The boxes made to house the tiles varied enormously as can be seen by looking at the other examples on this site. This one is made of the normal orange/brown wood the majority were manufactured from, and at some stage in its life sprayed black which contrasts...