China  (Asia)

Chinese "disc" sets for both International chess (our chess is so called) and Chinese chess ("XiangQi") are described at the Symbols and figurines page.

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.

  • China, "Burmese"
  • 1830
  • Ivory K 9.2; p 5.5

China. These 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.

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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

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

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  • China
  • 1978
  • Soapstone (Jade?) K 6.9; p 4.3

ChinaThis travel set is "Staunton" too.

  • China, "Staunton"
  • ca. 1880
  • Ivory K 3.6; p 1.6
  • Board 15.9×15.9×1.0 (open)

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

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  • China
  • Late 20th century
  • Plastic K 1.8; p 1.1
  • Box/Board 8.9×5.3×2.0

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

  • China, "Staunton"
  • 2000
  • Abachi K 6.6; p 3.0
  • Box/board 29.5×29.5×7.2