Popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, whist is an English trick-taking game of cards. The game is played with teams of two, so markers typically come in pairs for each team member. In whist, five points win a game, and three games wins a rubber. Raise the markers denotes how many points in a game and how many games each team has won. This pair of whist markers are black lacquer with goldtone mixed metal inlays of foliage and fruit.
The individual counters are made of bone, inlaid with mixed materials including stone, mother of pearl and paint that depict a variety of insects and fowl. Imagery includes a dragonfly, a pheasant, a housefly, a lady bug, a peacock, a grasshopper, and hawks.
A beautiful addition to your game cabinet or simply for home decor. We are a working jewelry store and gallery and, therefore, are not available to answer questions on weekends. All of our pieces are guaranteed genuine-- no reproductions! Supplementary images can be supplied upon request.
All items are subject to pre-sale. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques".
The seller is "haiggalleries" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.