Mah Jongg case and tiles

Collection Type

  • Toys and games




Mah-Jongg box, wooden box [a] with sliding cover [b], dark brown finish. Box has decorative brass trim at corners and brass carrying handles. Five interior drawers with brass ring handles. The top four drawers each contain thirty-six rectagular shaped ivory and bamboo tiles decorated with orange, blue, and green symbols. The bottom drawer is divided into four slots. The first slot contains forty-four ivory sticks with red dots. The second slot contains thirty-six ivory sticks with ten black dots. The third slot contains thirty-nine ivory sticks with two black dots. The fourth slot contains: Four blank ivory and bamboo tiles; Ivory cylinder; Four small circular ivory discs with green Chinese characters; One large circular ivory disc with green Chinese character; Small wooden box with sliding lid containing four ivory dice. The front of the box cover [b] is engraved with two Chinese characters.


Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
wood (plant material)
brass (alloy)
ivory (tooth component)
bamboo (material)
Box, Storage


"Mrs. Stephen H. Phillips/Salem/Mass." (Handwritten script)
"MADE IN CHINA" (All capital green lettering)


Phillips, Margaret Duncan (Owner)


6 1/4 x 9 1/8 x 6 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

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