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Details about  Napoleonic Prisoner War Bone Dominoe Set . Rare 55 tiles up to Double 9

Napoleonic Prisoner War Bone Dominoe Set . Rare 55 tiles up to Double 9 See original listing
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Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

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This superb set of antique bone dominoes date to the late 18th early 19th century and were made by prisoners from the Napoleonic wars. As many as 200,000 men were prisoners during the period and they would make and sell items they could carve from ox and mutton bone.

The game of dommies was unknown in Britain before the wars but rapidly spread and became a favourite in pubs and hostelries, thanks to the French prisoners.

This set of dominoes is rare in that there are 55 tiles going up to double nine. Varying in size slightly ,and thickness       (see photo 6), they are typical of the period.

Perhaps the most attractive feature is the delicately carved wooden box. In great condition with a very slight warping to the lid (photo 7).  Photo 4 shows the beautiful inlaid carved wooden straps.

Original ,authentic, and a wonderful piece of history.

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