"Burma-type" sets 

« 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 one 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 knights/ 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