A Russian Export walrus ivory figural chess set, Kholomogory, late 18th century,
Lot 70Y
A Russian Export walrus ivory figural chess set, Kholomogory, late 18th century,
Sold for £8,400 (US$ 13,981) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Russian Export walrus ivory figural chess set,
Kholomogory, late 18th century,
one side stained red, the other side left natural, Romans versus Turks, kings on thrones, queens as princes with spears, bishops as elephants with riders, knights as cavalry (two white knights carved from elephant ivory, but assumed to be contemporary with the rest of the set), rooks as ships, pawns as foot soldiers in classical helms or turbans and with spears, in a late 18th century Kholomogory walrus ivory mounted box of rectangular section with intricate filigree decoration and silk lined compartments for the chessmen (2),
the king 9cm high, the pawn 6cm high, the box 27cm wide, 10cm high.
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