Chinese Ivory chess set

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Ceramics & Porcelain
3 Van Mar Ave EHT NJ 08234 USA
Description from user:

Ivory chess set. In case which is also board. One side all white. Other side brownish. Paper says from Hang on Ivory factory. Great condition.

My late Uncle. His father my grandfather aqquired it in Germany. In the 60’s.

Answered within about 10 hours
By Delia
Jan 30, 23:51 UTC
Fair Market Value
$700 - $1,000 USD
Suggested Asking Price $1,100 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Joshua,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Since 2016, it has become increasingly difficult to sell ivory antiques, and in many cases it can not be shipped outside of the United States without first getting a CITES permit (rarely issued for ivory that is not 100 years old or older; this set would not qualify for one).
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Chinese export carved ivory chess set
made in the Hang On Ivory factory, Hong Kong, probably mid 20th Century
A complete ivory chess set with both light and dark pieces in the form of Chinese nobles or deities, in a hinged game board case with a fitted lining.
each piece 3-4 inches tall
CONDITION: client represents this to be in excellent condition. Value assumes no chips, breaks, repairs or losses.
PROVENANCE: acquired in Germany in the 1960s.
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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