C1820 Chinese Export Mother of Pearl Gaming Chips
These Mother of Pearl gaming chips, are late Georgian, C1820. They are Chinese Export ware, often accompanying "Japanned" lacquer games boxes that also included ivory chess pieces. Sometimes they carry the crest, motto, or whole armorial of the owner, and sometimes the initials, if untitled. All the chips are engraved. The rectangular ones are 5.5 cm long and the fish are 4.5 cm long. Available individually at $20 each. I have seen them repurposed as components of jewellery such as earrings.
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