“Burma-type” is not a geographic term, but rather a collectors’ name for some sets. They are, on the whole, of formal identity, on both sides abstract, with only the bishop showing a face. From a practical point of view, they are quite suitable for actual play. The bases with rosettes and the big pierced “crowns” of “king” and “queen” are typical for these sets. Their affinity to English sets shows in the head of the horses and in the ball-like tops of the “pawns”.
Large Burma-type chess set. Ivory, one side stained red. King’s height 14cm. Pawns 6,5cm. Source: CCI (2012) Chinese Chess Sets.