1930's complete chinese mah jong set including bakelite tiles and generous sized lacquer tile racks in the original case

1930's complete Chinese mah jong set including bakelite tiles and generous sized lacquer tile racks in the original case.



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1930's original and complete Chinese mah jong set of 144 two tone bakelite tiles, plus a seldom seen set of 4 generous coral coloured and lacquered tile racks gilded and painted with similar but differing landscape designs to each one. Each design also includes two different figures painted within each landscape. Therefore, each individual player has a unique rack.
It is uncommon to get tile racks with a mah jong set, and these have good value on their own. Also included is an old mah jong generic instruction booklet, and a large set of bone counting sticks.
All the pieces stack within the original carry case with working clasp.
The tiles are yellow bakelite having a green back, and are complete with flower and season tiles. They store in 4 individual fabric covered tile trays within the large case, are attractive, and in very good condition.
Tile size-1 3/16 inches long by 14/16 inches wide by 9/16 inches deep.
The racks have a hinged top revealing storage inside, for counting stick use if desired. They are much more generous in size than modern versions which don't hold many sticks. They stack perfectly into the case, along with the trays of tiles.
Tile rack size-16.5 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1.5 inches high.
The case is also original to the set, and is a leather type covering with blue fabric interior.
Case size-17.5 inches long by 6.25 inches wide by 5.5 inches high.
One original tile has a replacement flower decal. In very good condition, this is a most unusual mah jong set that will surely delight both the collector and player of mah jong.
These sets are very popular and sought after.
It is wonderful to play with an antique set.
Additional lacquer and wood tile racks and counting sticks are available, as well as mah jong, dice and domino jewellery for the gaming enthusiast. Please enquire.
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Internal Ref: 5798

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