Time for an upgrade? (ultra-luxury tiles)

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Time for an upgrade? (ultra-luxury tiles)

Post by Barticle » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:59 am

This kept coming up when I was searching earlier.

https://www.thels.co/st-dupont-haute-creation/st-dupont-haute-creation-the-worlds-most-luxurious-mahjong-set

A hand-made high-end mahjong tile-set priced at 795k UKP (currently over one million US$).

The tiles and dice are made from solid ruby ("carving it represents a challenging endeavor in which only the gifted and strong of body and mind achieve success"!) - with inset diamonds and rubies - and the chips are mother-of-pearl, all enclosed in gold vermeil.

This auction-house listing for the same shows the plain but nicely curved case. Mahogany with ebony veneer of course.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21819/lot/1106/

Kinda fancy!

No red fives though so you'll have to hand-paint them. ;)

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Post by Barticle » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:09 am

PS Just noticed there's also a video linked showing the manufacture.

https://vimeo.com/109857962

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Post by Shirluban » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:42 pm

Awesomely beautiful!
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Post by Barticle » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:24 pm

Four weeks after seeing this and I'm still getting served ads on Facebook and Reddit for posh chess and backgammon sets. :roll:

I guess they'll lose interest eventually and start spamming me with different things I also don't want...

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Re: Time for an upgrade? (ultra-luxury tiles)

Post by Ozball » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:40 am

You mean if you looked at one fancy board game set you're NOT interested in ALL fancy board game sets? :lol:
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