Ever seen this chess set?

torrubirubi

I purchased this amazing chess set in an antiques market in Switzerland yesterday. I didn't find any similar set in my books or in the internet. Perhaps you saw it already somewhere? I am interested in any information: age, origin, price.

Thanks

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tmkroll

Looks like India, 2nd half of the 20th century, not worth much because ivory regulations have become more strict.

torrubirubi
I am not sure if it is ivory. it seems bone.
tmkroll

It seems to be either ivory or faux ivory from your picture and it would be pretty surprising if this kind of set were faux ivory.

torrubirubi

Yeah, I have to show it to a specialist.

tmkroll

If you zoom your picture up it's pretty clear, on (ironically, the elephant), next to the royal pieces... you can see schreger lines running vertically down the piece. I don't really see them cross each other, so I won't discount the possibility this could be something like plastic made in layers to fake them, or really I suppose even bone with schreger lines painted on to it is possible even if they did cross, but I think it would be very weird if someone faked this kind of set, so I feel reasonably sure it's ivory. Nothing wrong with asking a specialist either.