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Old 15th April 2019, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default dragon & phoenix brass circle Chinese Game ?

Hello,
I bought this brass chased item
with a dragon and a phoenix,
Maybe ( old ? )chinese origin,

The seller think it it a plate for an old chinese game
but I didn't find anything.
diameter is 24cm / 9,5 inches

Any idea ?
Thank you !!!
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Old 15th April 2019, 04:31 PM   #2
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Better with some pictures !!
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Old 15th April 2019, 04:35 PM   #3
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Chinese checkers ???
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Old 17th April 2019, 08:06 PM   #4
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Looks more like an inlay of some type.
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Old 18th April 2019, 08:12 PM   #5
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Hello,
Thank you
maybe an inlay, But what for ?
Just fantasy shape and pattern ?
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Old 19th April 2019, 02:06 PM   #6
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I don't know why and it's just a gut feeling but I think it is something related to cooking/eating. Again I have nothing to base this on but a gut feeling. (pun somewhat intended)
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Old 10th May 2019, 06:53 AM   #7
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I can confirm this is indeed a game board, I have one which folds and has game pieces in an incorporated box. Mine came from Nepal, there the game is called Bagha Chal, (Tiger moving). It is said to be the national board game of Nepal. One player has 4 tiger pieces that are placed on the corners of the board, the second player has 20 goat pieces. The tiger moves are a bit like draughts, the goats move to surround the tigers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagh-Chal
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Old 10th May 2019, 07:35 PM   #8
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Hi David,
Have taken the liberty to re post this link as the one in your post does not seem to work (at least for me)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagh-Chal
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Old 14th May 2019, 07:29 PM   #9
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Hello David, Hello Kahnjar,

Thanks a lot !

Sorry for my late answer, I didn't check the site these last days...

Nice to discover the Bagh Chal game !
Sadly there is no more brass pieces for goats and tigers,
I will use small marbles / 2 colors...)

I saw the same game plate with tigers and goat on each side of the plate,
I wonder if it exist the same game with dragons and birds/phoenix ?

Kind regards and A BIG THANK YOU !!
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Old 14th May 2019, 09:39 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by francantolin
Hello David, Hello Kahnjar,

Thanks a lot !

Sorry for my late answer, I didn't check the site these last days...

Nice to discover the Bagh Chal game !
Sadly there is no more brass pieces for goats and tigers,
I will use small marbles / 2 colors...)

I saw the same game plate with tigers and goat on each side of the plate,
I wonder if it exist the same game with dragons and birds/phoenix ?

Kind regards and A BIG THANK YOU !!

As a suggestion, have a look in a kids toy store for small toy animals.....tigers and goats.....with a coat of bronze/brass paint, or even left as found, they would look better than marbles. Just my opinion........
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Old 16th May 2019, 04:24 PM   #11
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Maybe !
I'll look too in flea market if I find something interesting.

Thank you - Kind regards
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