Hand-engraved oval Mother of Pearl Token

Made in the Far East for use in Europe as gaming counters, dating from early to mid 1800's
Availability: In stock
SKU: GAM8857
£8.95

These hand-engraved Mother of Pearl tokens were made in the Far East for use in Europe. They were made as gaming counters and they date from the early to mid 1800s. With a pagoda on one side.

We first had some of these a few years ago and they went very quickly, so if you are interested please don't wait and miss out.

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