Backgammon

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1768-1799

GUSN

GUSN-52881

Description

A= Backgammon board D= White disks E= Red disks F= White shaker G= Red shaker Board; two shakers, 14 red disks, 14 white disks. Rectangular playing board with rounded corners--black lacquer marked with twenty-four gilt vertical spaces of leaf-floral design around inner perimeter. Geometric leaf and floral decoration in center. Exterior sides decorated with Chinese figures and floral pattern in gold leaf. Two metal hinges join box. Reverse side marked in checked pattern for chess or checkers. Playing pieces and shakers are carved ivory.

Details

Descriptive Terms

backgammon
gilding
ivory (tooth component)
lacquering
wood (plant material)
Game
Game, Board
Set, Backgammon
Set, Backgammon

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Game Equipment

Dimensions

2 x 22 1/4 x 22 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Helen F. Pettes

Accession Number

1942.84A-G