Mah-Jongg case and tiles

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

GUSN

GUSN-241409

Description

Mah-Jongg box, wooden box [a] with sliding cover [b], red finish. Box has decorative brass trim at corners and brass carrying handles. Five interior drawers with brass tab 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: Ivory cylinder; Four small circular ivory discs with green Chinese characters; One large circular ivory disc with green Chinese character; Two red plastic dice with white dots; Eight ivory sticks with red dots; Three small broken ends of ivory sticks; Small broken brass piece. The second slot contains forty-eight ivory sticks with red and black dots. The third slot contains sixty-three ivory sticks with red and black dots. The fourth slot contains: Three blank ivory and bamboo tiles; Small wooden box with sliding lid containing four ivory dice. The front of the box cover [b] is painted with two silver Chinese characters.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"M.T. BIRD & Co./FINE STATIONERS AND ENGRAVERS/5 & 7 WEST STREET/BOSTON" (Embossed label)
"6 over 0/11" (Handwritten in black ink on red and white Chinese label)
"No. 202/f/MADE IN CHINA" (Handwritten and printed label)

Maker

Phillips, Anna Pingree Wheatland, 1870-1938 (Owner)
M.T. Bird & Co. Fine Stationers and Engravers (Retailer)

Dimensions

6 1/8 x 9 3/8 x 6 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

2006.44.3519.1AB