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Mansfield, Katherine 1888-1923 (Collector) :[Mother of pearl fish and other counters, being contents of ornamental Italian box. Late eighteenth to early twentieth century?]

Reference Number: Curios-018-001-contents

Small flat mother-of-pearl incised shapes, of Chinese origin, some fish-shaped, some rectangular with patterns incised on them, part of a Chinese game.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Game pieces and Carving (Decorative arts), related to Gambling, Mother-of-pearl, Fish and Games.

Part of:
Mansfield, Katherine 1888-1923 (Collector) :[Ornamental Italian box with raised coloured Della Robbia-style fruit on lid. Early twentieth century?], Reference Number Curios-018-001 (2 digitised items)

Extent: 1 curio(s)Small flat mother-of-pearl incised shapes, some fish-shaped, sizes up to 62 mm.. Irregular formatSingle curio

Historical Notes: These gambling counters may date from as early as the late eighteenth century, according to several websites. They were made in China for export to England, for use to gamble at cards.

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