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Strategy game - Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg

  • Object:

    Strategy game

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1925-1935 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Unvarnished wood, hand drawn, brushwork, printed card and paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Ida Carroll

  • Museum number:

    B.7:1 to 148-1999

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

contained in a wooden cigar box together with a paper booklet of rules; scoring card and home made score card
144 unvarnished wooden tiles, each with hand drawn letter/number and design arranged in sets of four; sets are as follows
1-4 pictogram in green to represent the Green Dragon, letter F
5-8 blank to represent the White Dragon, letter P in black
9-12 pictogram in red to represent the Red Dragon, letter C
13-16 pictogram in black to represent the East Wind, letter E
17-20 pictogram in black to represent the South Wind, letter S
21-24 pictogram in black to represent the West Wind, letter W
25-28 pictogram in black to represent the North Wind, letter N
29-32 decorated circle in red, black and green to represent 1 in the Circles suit, number 1 within
33-36 two sets of concentric circles in green to represent 2 in the Circles suit, with the number 2
37-40 three sets of concentric circles in black to represent 3 in the Circles suit, with the number 3
41-44 four sets of concentric circles in red to represent 4 in the Circles suit, with the number 4
45-48 five sets of concentric circles in red to represent 5 in the Circles suit, with the number 5
49-52 six sets of concentric circles in black to represent 6 in the Circles suit, with the number 6
53-56 seven sets of concentric circles in green to represent 7 in the Circles suit, with the number 7
57-60 eight sets of concentric circles in red to represent 8 in the Circles suit, with the number 8
61-64 nine sets of concentric circles (three in red, three in black, three in green) to represent 9 in the Circles suit, with the number 9
65-68 number 1 with two pictograms (one in red, one in black) to represent 1 in the Characters suit
69-72 number 2 with two pictograms (one in red, one in black) to represent 2 in the Characters suit
73-76 number 3 with two pictograms (one in red, one in black) to represent 3 in the Characters suit
77-80 number 4 with two pictograms (one in red, one in black) to represent 4 in the Characters suit
81-84 number 5 with two pictograms (one in red, one in black) to represent 5 in the Characters suit
85-88 number 6 with two pictograms (one in red, one in black) to represent 6 in the Characters suit
89-92 number 7 with two pictograms (one in red, one in black) to represent 7 in the Characters suit
93-96 number 8 with two pictograms (one in red, one in black) to represent 8 in the Characters suit
97-100 number 9 with two pictograms (one in red, one in black) to represent 9 in the Characters suit
101-104 number 1 with stylized bird in black and green to represent 1 in the Bamboo suit
105-108 number 2 with two pieces of bamboo in green to represent 2 in the Bamboo suit
109-112 number 3 with three pieces of bamboo in red to represent 3 in the Bamboo suit
113-116 number 4 with four pieces of bamboo in black to represent 4 in the Bamboo suit
117-120 number 5 with five pieces of bamboo in green to represent 5 in the Bamboo suit
121-124 number 6 with two pieces of bamboo in black to represent 6 in the Bamboo suit
125-128 number 7 with seven pieces of bamboo in green to represent 7 in the Bamboo suit
129-132 number 8 with eight pieces of bamboo in red to represent 8 in the Bamboo suit
133-136 number 9 with nine pieces of bamboo (three in red, three in black, three in green) to represent 9 in the Bamboo suit
137 number 1 with stylized flowers to represent 1 in the Flowers suit
138 number 2 with stylized flowers to represent 2 in the Flowers suit
139 number 3 with stylized flowers to represent 3 in the Flowers suit
140 number 4 with stylized flowers to represent 4 in the Flowers suit
141 number 1 to represent 1 in the Seasons suit
142 number 2 to represent 2 in the Seasons suit
143 number 3 to represent 3 in the Seasons suit
144 number 4 to represent 4 in the Seasons suit

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1925-1935 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Unvarnished wood, hand drawn, brushwork, printed card and paper

Dimensions

height: 0.5 cm tile, width: 1.8 cm tile, length: 3.1 cm tile

Descriptive line

Mah Jongg, Jaques, English, 1925-35

Production Note

Attribution note: with some hand made parts (score sheets and box)
Reason For Production: retail

Materials

Wood; Card; Paper

Techniques

Hand drawn; Brush-work

Production Type

mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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