Mah Jongg is not just a game. It has become a part of my life that allows me to entertain my Mah Jongg-playing friends, cook great meals to serve to them and test my mental skills during our game play (which, hopefully, is often).
You might be interested in this limited edition Mah Jongg set made by Cartier…it’s only £37,100 and that even includes the VAT tax! If you are wondering what that might be in U.S. currency, well…it’s about $57,268.12. Quite a deal, right?!!
MAHJONG BOX WITH PANDA DECOR, LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION
Wood and marquetry, nephrite jade
This collection honors Cartier’s long-standing tradition of creating fine objects. Skilfully and uniquely crafted in precious leathers and metals, lacquer and marquetry, each of these designs manifests the Cartier art de vivre.
Limited edition of 18 numbered pieces. Mahjong box with panda decor, sycamore wood lacquered from black to green and mother-of-pearl marquetry, 16 nephrite jade cabochons, golden finish details. Inside: black Alcantara®* inside with 4 drawers containing 148 tiles, 92 chips and 6 die in Corian ®.
Dimensions: 256 mm (length) x 256 mm (width) x 137 mm (height).
*Alcantara® is a registered trademark which does not belong to Cartier. Corian ® is a trademark that is not owned by Cartier. The Corian is a coating material made of 1/3 of acrylic resin and 2/3 of natural minerals.
Yesterday was my turn to host our weekly Mah Jongg game. Even though it was freezing outside, everyone showed up. I had a great time preparing our cold weather lunch; pictures and recipes will be posted later.
We started out our day by playing with the wonderful Pung Chow set given to me by X for Christmas. This set had never been used before and it was an honor and a delight for us to be the first to play with it. Here are the representative tiles from this incredible set:
Santa stopped by early today and I am afraid that I have no willpower. I opened all the gifts – and there were so many! – and each one brought a greater delight to me than the one before. Not surprising, Santa knows that I like things having to do with Mah Jongg and so several of the gifts followed that theme. The first was a beautiful decoupaged dish from cccreations – decoupage under glass by Carol Cohen.
Isn’t this fabulous?! I can’t decide where to put it – either on the coffee table in the living room or else on my dresser in the bedroom and put jewelry, coins, etc. in it. Such decisions to make! Continue reading →