ANTIQUE EARLY 19thC NAPOLEONIC PRISONER OF WAR DOMINOES IN WOODEN BOX, c1810
An antique Georgian early 19th Century hand-crafted set of bone dominoes in original wooden box. This is a nine spot set, which is sadly incomplete (see photos). They have been hand carved from bone. Domino sets like this are widely regarded as having been made by French prisoners of war during the Napoleonic War.
became very popular in Italy in the early 18th Century. The
game quickly spread through Europe and became very popular in France. Dominoes
were then bought into Britain by French prisoners of war in the Napoleonic Wars
(1803-1815) and quickly became a popular game in the pubs and taverns of the
cm or 1 1/2 inches
cm or 6 1/8 inches
cm or 1 5/16 inches
cm or 1/2 inch
cm or 15/16 inch
cm or 1/8 inch
The box has no lid and the set is incomplete having 37 pieces out of 55 (please see photos for those that are missing), but what is present is in good condition for its substantial age and history. Please see the images provided which
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