A Collection of Nineteenth Century Chinese Mother of Pearl.
View all items from Cincinnati Premier Sale sale Large Collection of 18th Century Antique Chinese Mother-of-Pearl Game Counters. Item Details. Item Type: Game Token: Materials: Mother-of-Pearl: Period: 18th Century: Origin: China: Number of Items: Several dozen: Additional Information: A large collection of antique Chinese mother-of-Pearl gaming counters, most in rectangular form. All engraved.
Most of the gaming counters bear a coat of arms, crest, or monogram of a family or individual. Many of the gaming counters also depict Chinese scenes and figures, or representations of flowers, animals, or insects. About Chinese Gaming Counters. Mother of pearl gaming counters were handcrafted by artisans in China from circa 1700 to circa 1840, for use in scoring and bidding in card games in.
Chinese Gaming Counters. These Chinese Mother of Pearl gaming counters were introduced to England by the captains of the East India Trading Company. They immediately caused a sensation, with the wealthy paying small small fortunes to secure a set. They remained popular until about 1840 when new card games such as whist (which did not require counters) began to replace quadrille and Pope Joan.
Enjoy some of these traditional Chinese games with your family, perhaps when you are learning about China or celebrating Chinese New Year. Some of them may seem familiar to you, as they are similar to games that we already know. But many of them give us an interesting insight into another culture and are an excellent way of extending your studies on China.
We offer this very rare set of three antique Chinese armorial mother-of-pearl gaming counters made for either Sir Walter Dixon Borrowes 7th. Baronet or Sir Erasmus Dixon Borrowes 8th Baronet of Gilltown, County Kildare. This top quality set comprises of a long rectangular shaped counter, a circular counter and a wider rectangular counter and each is of exceptional quality. These were made to.
Antique 19th C Chinese Lacquer Games Box The box was owned by and is named to the underside of the top Mary Ann Rodger. It comprises of an interior tray with divided sections that sits inside the top and has a drawer to the base for a pen a centre piece for writing on and open sections. Dimensions: width: 37cm (approximately including handles.
The Chinese Gaming Counters Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator. Preferred Citation Chinese Gaming Counters Collection. General.