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Chinese Mahjong Set, Shanghai, 1920s


£650 | $906 USD | €758 EUR
Item Number: SA742823
Date of manufacture: 1920
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Luke Honey Ltd
This antique has been viewed 50 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


A Good Shanghai Mahjong Set, 1920s
the attractive red painted lacquered case with a metal carrying handle and sliding front with Chinese characters in gilt ("Mah Jong"), revealing five slide-out drawers including bone (bovine) and bamboo-mounted tiles:
36 Characters (1-9)
36 Bamboos (1-9)
36 Circles (1-9)
12 Dragons (Red, Green and White (ie Blank)
16 Winds (4 North, 4 East, 4 South, 4 West)
8 Decorative Bonus Tiles (flowers and plants)
4 Extra Bonus Tiles (Blank)
Total Tiles: 148
Quantity of bone scoring sticks
Ming Pot in bone with 4 bone discs (N, S, W & E)
Oblong wooden dice box with 4 miniature bone Mahjong dice
'Directions for Playing Mah Jongg', original 1920s instruction leaflet, plus a useful set of photocopied 'Mah-Jongg' instructions, taken from a 1920s instruction booklet.

Height: 19cm
Length: 17.8cm
Width: 23.5cm
Tile: 3cm x 2.1cm x 1.4cm
Stock Reference: LH 1895
Internal Ref: LH 1895


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Height = 19 cm (7.5")
Width = 23.5 cm (9.3")
Depth = 17.8 cm (7.0")

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Luke Honey Ltd
United Kingdom

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