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?
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