A figural bone "bust" chess set, Nuremberg, circa 1780,
Lot 151
A figural bone "bust" chess set, Geislingen, circa 1780,
Sold for £9,000 (US$ 15,127) inc. premium
Lot Details
A figural bone "bust" chess set,
Geislingen, circa 1780,
the chessmen with the original polychrome decoration, one side on pink or red stained bases, the other side on bases left natural, kings and queens as European monarchs, bishops as courtiers wearing bi-corn hats, knights as sea-horse, rooks as raised turrets, pawns with floral knops and ball finials, in a pine presentation/display box with a sliding lid (2),
the king 7.5cm high, the pawn 4.5cm high, the box 29cm wide.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:

    The Martine Jeannin Gallery, 13, rue Jacob, Paris.

    Reference:

    Bloomsbury Auctions, London: "Property from the Ernst Boehlen Collection", 26th October 2004, Lot 133 and Christie's South Kensington: "The Dr Jean-Claude Cholet Collection of Chess Sets", Wednesday 2nd May, 2007 Lot 67, for a similar set.
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