These are made as abstract figures because depiction of humans and animals is not allowed in Muslim chess pieces.
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Chessmen crafted by Tibetan monk imitating Staunton style.
The play at the St.George’s Club was limited to the afternoons 1200-1900 hrs. In 1843 the club charged a subscription of 2 guineas (£2.10) for its town members.
This type of chessmen served most games during the British imperial century as they were conventionally used in public places, ships, clubs etc.
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Chess set for Soviet Union’s bureaucratic elite that also called ‘nomenklatura’ through 50s-60s.
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