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.
- 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).