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Antique Burmese Chessmen, circa 1820

Very finely turned and carved set of Burmese chessmen, The King stands 3” tall with a 1″ diameter base. The red stain is still very vibrant. The set was produced in Canton around 1820 and most likely sold in Macao. The Type I Burmese Chessmen are characterized by the lack of a face carved on the headpieces of – the Kings, Queens or Bishops.

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