The so-called “Macao” sets form an own category – they are sets of mixed Chinese and European figures. Busts are set on turned basses, the king and his queen are both wearing crowns. Their red opponents’ Chinese robes and headgear.
“Macao” Set depicting King George III
Macao style chessmen with King George III. Finely carved heads on rich balusters. Their faces and characteristic headgear are of precise expression. The white “King” has a cross on his own. Ivory. King’s height 12.2cm; pawns 6.5cm. Source: CCI (2012) Chinese Chess Sets.
Macao style chessmen with King George III. Busts are turned bass the ing and his queen wearing crowns, their red opponents Chinese robes and headgear. King’s height 8.3cm; pawns 4.6cm. Source: CCI (2012) Chinese Chess Sets.