Lot #591. Modern Rajasthan Polychrome Chessmen
Modern Rajasthan Polychrome Chessmen.
Offered here is a set of Modern Rajasthan Polychrome Chessmen,hand-carved Boxwood. The King stands 4-3/8″ tall with a 2-1/8″ Base. The chessmen are very attractively painted, with the traditional green, red and gold accents.The Kings, Queens and Rooks are represented as riders in howdahs mounted atop elephants, The Knights are soldiers on Horseback while the Bishops are represented as riders atop Camels. The set is highly decorative and the gilt decoration is a typical example of the Rajasthan style.
The chessmen are displayed in a red velvet covered presentation case lined in white silk, measuring 19″ x 10-1.2″. The chessmen are new and were manufactured in Amritsar, India. No chessboard is included, but a collection of fine antique and modern chessboards can be found here.