Mahjong Ivory Bamboo Set

$600.00

The Mahjong Ivory Bamboo Set is an antique game that has fabulously detailed tiles and is contained inside a carved rosewood box with 5 trays.

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Description

Mahjong Ivory Bamboo Set

An antique Chinese Mahjong (aka mah jong or Mah-Jongg) game set that is played with 4 people and 144 tiles that are drawn and discarded until one player secures a winning hand.

The Mahjong Ivory Bamboo Set is contained within a rosewood box that has an exquisite design carved on the sides, brass handles, decorative corners, 5 pull-out trays, and measures about 17cm tall x 24.5cm wide x 16cm deep.

Inside the trays, soft tissue separates the layers of ivory and bamboo tile game pieces that date back to the mid-20th century. The following game pieces are included:

  • 2 Bone Dice
  • 2 Round Counters
  • The following Tiles:
    • Suite tiles (108 numbered 1-9): Circles/Dots (4 copies=16); Bamboo (4 copies=16); and Chinese Characters/wan (4 copies=16)
    • Honors tiles: Winds (4 copies=16) – East, South, West, North; and Dragons (4 copies=16) – red, green, white
    • Bonus tiles: Flowers (Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum, Bamboo) and Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter)
    • Blank tiles (8)

The elaborate detail of the carvings and the intricate painting of the tiles took a great deal of skill to make (i.e. the round circles on the Dots and how the connected tiles show a continuous scene to tell a story).

There are two flaws: 1) the word Mahjong is lightly etched into the rosewood on the front of the box, and 2) sometimes the button you press to open the front panel sticks. Otherwise, it is in great condition.

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Additional information

Weight 30 lbs
Dimensions 9.5 × 9.5 × 7 in

Brand

Mahjong

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