Indian - (Vizagapatam, Madras) School
Ivory and bone
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Powis Castle and Garden, Powys (Accredited Museum)
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Horn (black) chess piece part of the gaming set. This chess piece is displayed on another board in the same case. E.India (Vizagapatam), c.1800. See 'Treasures from India' catalogue pg.83.
Recorded in 1944 Inventory as ‘An 18in inlaid ivory and sandalwood backgammon board containing 2 ivory and sandalwood boxes chess and draughtsmen and 2 ivory and sandalwood dice throwers' in Tapestry Drawing Room (Blue Drawing Room). Purchased by the National Trust from John George Herbert, 8th Earl of Powis and the Powis Estate Trustees in June 2010.
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