“Ropetwist”  (England)

On my Google photo pages more photos of English pieces.

This set is a "Ropetwist" set, called after the decoration on King and Queen which simulates a twisted rope. Very often that name is mistakenly used for ordinary "(plain) Barleycorn" sets. On the other hand "Ropetwist" sets aren't recognized always as such. I think it is because these sets are extremely scarce. I have seen only a couple of these.

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  • England, "Ropetwist"
  • Mid 19th century
  • Bone (or ivory?) K 9.3; p 3.4
  • Box (chinese!) 13.8×11.4×9.1