Vintage Pillowed Chinese Bakelite Sprout Mah Jong Set For SaleVintage Chinese Bakelite Mah Jong Set This sale is for a hand carved vintage mah jong set. Made of Chinese bakelite and pillowed in form, the set consists of 152 tiles: 36 each bams, craks and dots numbered 1-9, 16 NEWS winds, 12 dragons green, red and white four each, 8 bouqueted and sequenced flowers and 8 stickered jokers.The stickered jokers are tiles that were selected to match the set and display the lovely geisha designed by CHarli. This set is ready for both Chinese and NMJL play.The tiles measure 1 1/8 x 7/8 x 1/2 inches and are yellow-orange. The one bam of this set known as a "sprout", a bamboo sprout, is the distinguishing tile. The term "pillowed" refers to the rounded edges of the tiles. The tile sides are rounded with pointed corners, like a pillow. Unlike the matte finish type of Chinese bakelite, this tile surface is glass-smooth and shiny. The carving is superior with delicate, refined channels. The paint and condition of the tiles is excellent. There must have been stickers covering some of the flowers as some faces are lighter and show the demarcation in tone, but the image is still fresh and strong. The jokers blend imperceptibly. There is a #4 flower that shows a small indentation at its upper left corner of its face. It must be a factory flaw because the paint and carving go right over the depression.The different and delightful one bam makes "The Sprout" among the most sought-after of mah jong sets . The pillowed tiles are an equally desirable attribute. This set has both.The set includes five grass green with yellow swirl catalin racks with bright, clean coin trays. The posts and flippies are tight and hold well. Included in the accessories are a set of vintage "bakelite" smooth coins, a two tone transparent green and yellow catalin vintage bettor and a pair of green catalin dice.A brown faux alligator oilcloth case with brown felt and faux tweed oilcloth lining and two matching faux tweed tile trays houses the set. This case is in excellent cosmetic condition with just a couple of minor blemishes. The locks and hardware are fully functional. The case has an intact, thick leather handle. This is a nice-looking case.I will be listing more sets and mah jong related accessories and ephemera. I need to reduce the inventory I have in storage. Please check my other sales for items you might need. Thank you for looking at my sales.Free domestic shipping USPS Priority with excellent, safe and secure packing to the continental United States is included. My sets are usually shipped within 3 days of payment.International buyers must make contact with me prior to offerding. International shipping is not free. International shipping from the United States will be through USPS Priority International with required insurance. If requested, I will investigate shipping to international destinations and provide international buyers a quote for shipping to their location or country during the sale.Customs-related charges and any duties on the item are paid by the winning buyer upon notification and receipt of the item from their country's postal service. International shipping expense will be invoiced after the sale. International winners must pay with PayPal and need to wait for a Priority International shipping-adjusted invoice before making payment. Contact regarding payment must be made within 3 days of winning the item and payment must be received within 7 days.Seller reserves the right to re-list the item if these conditions are not met. There are no returns on this item. Please look at the pictures, read the item description carefully and ask questions before you offer. I am a very conscientious seller and will do my best to ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for your interest.
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