Tan and Black tiles

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These two tone Mahjong tiles have faces in an unusual color. In this photograph it does look as if there is an attempt at French Ivory, but this is not apparent on the tiles themselves. The set includes two runs of identical Flowers, thus 16 Flowers in all. The top set of Flowers are the Beauties, and the symbols are seasons, starting with spring. The lower set are the four professions: fisherman, woodcutter, farmer and scholar. The Red and Green Dragons are Chinese characters, and the White is the frame. It is not known if the red paint was original to the tiles, but it is not found on the other White Dragons.


Please note the wonderful huge fish the fisherman has in his hands.