Rare Indian chess sets to be auctioned by Bonhams on May 1

An early Indian lacquered ivory figural chess set is one of the highlights of the Chess and Games sale taking place on the 1st May at Bonhams, Knightsbridge.
Made in Rajasthan circa 1850, the set is estimated to sell for £7,000 – 9,000 and represents the British East India Company versus Indian Forces. One side is predominantly cream and the other is red, with gilt highlights. With the Kings as elephants, the rooks as elephants with rockets (the East India Elephant … Read More