Lot #570. Mother of Pearl and Buffalo Horn Miniature Chess Set
Mother of Pearl and Buffalo Horn Miniature Chess Set.
Offered here is an unusual Buffalo Horn Miniature Chess set. This portable game consists of a complete set of 32 French Regénce style Buffalo and Elk Horn chess pieces. The chessmen are stored in a folding Black lacquered chessboard having Mother-of-Pearl squares adorned with floral pen work. The chessboard measures 6-5/8″ square when opened. The King stands 7/8″ tall. The chess pieces and folding Mother-of-Pearl chessboard are in excellent condition. This item dates to around 1950. The manufacturer is unknown, but was most likely made in China.