Aldeburgh Lobster with Chips
These little Lobster studs have a vintage Coral bead and a vintage, slightly iridescent, Mother of Pearl gaming counter - hand engraved with flowers and love birds
Chinese mother-of-pearl gaming counters probably first came to Europe in around 1700 as the inspired innovation of a sea captain or else a “supercargo” – one of the men primarily responsible for trading – of the East India Company boats when they began trading with China.
These counters are probably 1840's
Lobster - 18 x 8 mm
M o P - 30 mm