China  (Asia)

China. I don't know why this type of set is called "Burmese". To my knowledge are these sets made in China and not Burma (today's Myanmar). Actually it is more a decorative set as a set to play with, although the latter is well possible.

The 2 "Staunton" sets are recognizable by the knights which are typical Chinese. The big set has its original box, which is typical Chinese as well. The small set has a nice box of glass which is, of course, not original to the set. It isn't a chess box at all.

The 4th set is a "Staunton inspired" set made of soapstone. These sets are often offered as Jade, but that is incorrect.

The travel set is "Staunton" too.

That small "pocket travel game", made in China, was meant for the German market.

The modern compendium with chess set in "Staunton" style was a gift of my company.

Chinese "disc" sets for both International chess and Chinese chess ("XiangQi") as they are named in China, are described at the Symbols and figurines page.

  • China, "Burmese"
  • 1830
  • Ivory K 9.2; p 5.5
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  • China, Canton, "Staunton"
  • ca. 1860
  • Ivory K 11.3; p 5.2
  • Box 17.3×13.8×12.3
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  • China, Canton, "Staunton"
  • Late 19th to early 20th century
  • Ivory K 7.0; p 2.8
  • Box 16.0×10.0×6.4
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  • China
  • 1978
  • Soapstone (Jade?) K 6.9; p 4.3
  • China, "Staunton"
  • ca. 1880
  • Ivory K 3.6; p 1.6
  • Board 15.9×15.9×1.0 (open)
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  • China
  • Late 20th century
  • Plastic K 1.8; p 1.1
  • Box/Board 8.9×5.3×2.0
  • China, "Staunton"
  • 2000
  • Abachi K 6.6; p 3.0
  • Box/board 29.5×29.5×7.2