Luke Honey

Luke Honey is a dealer in unusual decorative antiques, furniture, pictures, posters and works of art- with an enthusiasm for the "Gentleman's Library" or quirky "English Country House" look. As a former specialist at both Phillips and Bonhams, Luke has had over twenty years experience selling antique games and is considered a leading authority on old backgammon boards, antique chess sets and chess boards, gambling and racing antiques and mah jong.

Luke operates from premises in Central London, where all stock can be viewed by appointment. Items can be viewed online at his regularly updated website.

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Wellington Chess Set, Macao Export, circa 1820

A Rare Chinese Export Ivory Figural ‘Bust’ Chess set, Macao, circa 1820 one side stained red, the other side left natural, the Chinese versus the British, white king as the Duke of Wellington, red king as the Chinese Emperor, white queen as the Duchess of Wellington, red queen as the Chinese Empress, white bishops as Christian clerics wearing bishop’s mitres, red bishops as Chinese mandarins, knights wearing unusual pointed caps surmounted with animal or horses’ heads, rooks as raised turrets, pawns as footsoldiers King: 9cm high Pawn: 4.6cm high Stock Reference: MT 1816 Provenance: Michael Mark Chess Collection Exhibited: Asprey, May 12-24th 1986 Literature: llustrated in Michael Mark, Chessmen Practical and Ornamental, a catalogue of the chess sets exhibited by Asprey and Chess Collectors International, May 12-24, 1986, figure 49. Also illustrated in Raymond Keene, Chess an Illustrated History, Simon & Schuster, 1990, p.53. Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES) Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further informationEn savoir plus

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