1920's lovely original bone and bamboo complete mah jong set in great box embellished with bats and insects

1920's lovely original bone and bamboo complete mah jong set in great box embellished with bats and insects.


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

5876

Description

1920's wonderful and original complete Chinese mah jong set in an unusual hardwood box, with hinged rising lid, and embellished on all sides with gilt metal applied decoration consisting of bats and butterflies, symbols of good fortune to the Chinese meaning happiness, wealth and great age.
The set contains 144 bone and bamboo dovetailed tiles, a full set of bone counting sticks, a wind indicator disc, 2 pairs of bone dice, and the original instruction booklet.
As is the case with very good quality tiles, the 1 circle tile has a different symbol in the middle of each one. If you play with flower and season tiles, this set comes with 8 blank ones, also confirmed in the instruction booklet.
Size of tiles-approx. 1.25 inches high by 7/8 inches wide by .50 inches deep.
Size of case-11 inches long by 7.25 inches wide by 4.25 inches high.
A wonderful and collectable set to play or display. In very good condition, you will find that there is nothing like playing with an antique set.
These sets are very popular and sought after.
Tile racks are available if desired, as well as mah jong, dice and domino jewellery for the gaming enthusiast. Please enquire.
Please click on my personal website link in the top left column of this page, or go to www.serpentineantiques.co.uk to see additional items not listed on this site. If you would like additional photos, I am happy to provide them.
If you wish to view or collect this item, please email or prior to travelling, to verify its location and availability. Not all inventory is available at the UK location.
Internal Ref: 5876



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