Large and very fine ivory chess set that I inherited in 1965. The major pieces are 8 inches tall. I am enclosing photo of the inlaid mother of pearl chop marks on the bottom of these pieces......Is it possible to translate and identify the maker and age of the chess set?

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乾隆 was a Qing Dynasty emperor,

年 means year

and 製 can mean manufacture


Or, per google it can mean Qianlong year system


so, either way, I'm assuming that means sometime between 1735-1796

  • thank you for the informed response . most useful and greatly appreciated Jul 4, 2022 at 14:17

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