SOLD ON CHRISTIES 2019
A TREATISE ON THE GAME OF CADURANGA
MYSORE, CIRCA 1850
In Sanskrit written in Telugu script, comprising title with the image of a tiger within decorative border, leaf of dedication to Krishna Wadiyar III within decorative border, 8 leaves with illustrations of the board in colours and gold with captions, and final page of postscript, bound with 16 pages of printed text and in gilt-blocked slate-blue cloth; with four printed hand-coloured tables on paper and one printed on silk, two laid down on cloth, each with text explaining the table and instructions to the game
Folio 11 5/8 x 8in. (29.4 x 20.3cm.); each table 17 ¾ x 12 ¾in. (45 x 32.5cm.)
Acquired from Christie's London
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.