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  PIROXLOID - swirled Price US$1,760.00  
Ref #285      
Tiles: 152        
Racks: 4        
Flowers: 12   Other PIROXLOID games for sale  
Jokers: 4   Other SWIRLED games for sale  
             
 
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Description:

SWIRLED PIROXLOID

Piroxloid was originally based on 5th Avenue in New York and was involved in the import of Mah Jong games primarily made of solid french ivory, french ivory & wood and bone & bamboo.

They also imported Bakelite/Catalin games and the game offered for adoption here is one of these. This game is an early one from the mid 1940's with fantastic swirling and the simple style character symbol. This particular Piroxloid game features the soaring sparrow style one bamboo. It comes with 2 natural bouquets of flowers each set numbered 1-5, 2 additional #5 flower tiles and 4 extra stickered tiles - a total of 152 tiles.

The original game would have had 146 tiles for Chinese rules play but I have found additional orphan Piroxloid tiles to add to this game to make it playable using National Mah Jong (NMJL) rules.

There are 4 swirled Bakelite racks in deep blue, deep green, burgundy & lemon. The racks all have matching swirled Bakelite E's. Alll flippies are attached and working and there are lots of tokens included.

MY OBSERVATION - I personally think that Piroxloid games look way better in person than in photos. Some people wonder about the variation in the swirling and how it will affect play. I tried to take a photo showing how lovely and translucent the swirling looks but believe me - in person - this style of tile is simply stunning. We have played many many games with this little beauty and the tiles have a lovely feel to them and are great to play with !