Mandarin chess pieces


Reproduction of a traditional ivory Mandarin chess set, imported into the UK in the mid to late nineteenth century. With six individually sculpted designs, cold-cast and stained to give an antique finish, the two sides to this set are differentiated by an ebony/ivory colour. 

Key figures:

  • King: Mandarin emperor. (3.5")
  • Queen: Mandarin empress.
  • Bishop: Chief minister.
  • Knight: Riders of the Royal Escort.
  • Castle: Ceremonial elephants.
  • Pawn: the Palace Guard. 

Antique finish only, made from cold-cast powdered marble and resin in Somerset.

We have pictured this set on an 20" Oriel board (sold separately).