A beautiful vintage Chinese chess set in great condition, with all original pieces included.
The board has a solid wood base with an intricate carving of dragons. The face of the board is inlaid with porcelain tile, each tile featuring a traditional Chinese scene with a hieroglyphic inscription. The chess pieces are made of resin composite: one in jade green color, another lacquered in dark cinnabar red. Every chess piece has amazing carving with lots of detail. For instance, each one of the 8 pawns is a differently carved figure, examples of which are offered in pictures 5 and 6. Each piece has a velvet pad at the bottom.
The set is in excellent condition, with all of the original elements intact. The wood is nicely conditioned. This is the so called travel board, which means that it folds onto itself to become a transportable box. It has a brass handle for ease of carrying it. There are also two wooden drawers - one for each of the colors, where every piece is secured with an elastic band. The drawers are lined in red velvet. The drawers and their lining are also in a great condition. The drawers go into the two open sides of the board.
The chess board is a 18" (45.7 cm) square when unfolded.