Antique Russian Kholmogory Set

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In the ultra-classic Kholmogory style comes this set from the late 1700's or early 1800's.  The white pieces are walrus ivory, the black pieces are (as best I can tell) stained mammoth ivory.

Note that the Queen is a man, an advisor ("vizier") to the King, or "ferz" in Russian.  Rooks are ships, Bishops are elephants.

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