Lot #R184. Modern Boxwood and Ebony Magic Puzzleball Chess Set


A modern interpretation of the two-centuries-old Cantonese Magic Puzzleball Chessmen design in Boxwood and Ebony. The King stands 6-0″ tall with a 1-1/2″ diameter base.  The pieces are weighted and sit upon green felt base pads. The chess pieces are as new. India, circa 1990.

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A Modern-Day Indian Recreation of the Cantonese Puzzleball Chessmen.

Modern Puzzleball Chess Set
Magic Puzzleball Detail

Offered here is the Magic Puzzleball Chess Set, an Indian recreation of the of the famous Cantonese Puzzleball Chessmen. This is a large set is hand-crafted from Boxwood and Ebony. The pieces are weighted and rest atop green felt base pads.  The unique feature of the 200-year-old Cantonese design is the one-piece, hand-carved concentric balls, which form the bodies of all the chess pieces.  The King stands a massive 6-0” tall with a 1-1/2″ diameter base. This Magic Puzzleball Chess Set is as new. The Spanish chessboards shown to display the chessmen are not part of this offering. For our extensive selection of antique, traditional and unique chessboards, please click here. The chess pieces were carved in Amritsar, India around 1990-2000.


Additional information

Weight6 lbs
Dimensions14 × 12 × 10 in

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