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VINTAGE CHINESE BONE & WOOD MAHJONG SET IN CASE: A vintage, c. 1910, Chinese mahjong set with dovetailed rosewood case. The case having a sliding lid decorated with a Dragon dancing with two tiles which opens to a fitted interior. The set includes 148 pieces made of scrimshawed and painted bone which are dovetail joined to wood backs, also including 172 scoring / betting sticks, two, miniature rectangular boxes each holding miniature dice and carved round discs, box measures 9"l x 7.75"w x 3.25"h. The game is also known as: Majong, Mah Jong, Mah Jongg, Mahjong, Ma Cheung, Pung-Chow, the Game of Sparrows, and the Game of One Thousand Intelligences.

PROVENANCE: From the mass international collection of the living estate of a former Executive for Levi Strauss International, who traveled the world for the firm buying and shipping denim before retirement and as a Broker of Real Estate in San Francisco, Maine and Florida. He received a B.A. from the University of Omaha, and remains a lead Donor of their Alumni Association today; he earned his Master's Degree at Ohio State where he served on the Dean's Staff. He was a Vice-President, 3-term President and served on the Board of Directors for the Lee Memorial Auxiliary. He was a Director on the Board for the Fort Myers Community Concert Association and Sponsor of Southwest Florida Symphony. He is also the Benefactor of Healthcare Educational and Endowment Grants - with a specific generosity for patients of HIV/AIDS, healthcare workers, & of volunteers for the sick and under-privileged.

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Estimate $200 - $400Oct 30, 2016
Tarpon Springs, FL, USA