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Game chip (fish)

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Mother-of-pearl or ivory counters, often called fish, were used to keep score in many card games. According to Hoyle, loo was "played with the assistance of counters," often stored in a small box. The 1814 inventory of this room lists "1 Loo box." These counters, probably imported from England,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Richard Edwards

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

6.67 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.458

Medium or Technique

Horn/ivory or bone/shell

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Unclassified