Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Little Ivory Fish

These lovely little fish counters were commonly used in 18th and 19th century gaming tables and were made from various materials such as ivory, mother-of-pearl and bone. I am not familiar with the games of that period but I did manage to find a couple of websites that shed some light on how these fish were probably used as 'betting chips' in gaming. For now, I would like to post a couple of pictures - they are too lovely to not include in our Relics and Tales.

Thank you for visiting us here. Michelle

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