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Catalog Number 1986.79.237 a-c
Object Name Game
Dimensions W-1.5 L-3.75 D-1 inches
Date ca. 1900
Notes Chinese game:
Lid to the box - the front of the box has an image of a child holding the game pieces. There are Chinese characters above the child in large white print. On the back of the box is an image of three men; there in one man in the middle on bended knee; it appears the man behind him pushed the man in the middle down and the man in front is pointing at the man in the middle. Above the image are numerous Chinese characters. On one side of the lid is an image of several birds sitting on a tree branch and on the other side are several more Chinese characters.
Bottom of the box - the bottom of the box is plain except for one end. The end is blue, red, and orange with red Chinese characters.
82 game pieces housed inside the box. The game pieces are rectangular in shape with rounded corners and made of a thick paper similar to cardstock. The back is solid black and the front of each piece has a series of circles, which are either red or black and in the center (between) the circles are Chinese characters or a symbol.
Search Terms China
Gambling
Historical