An ivory and ebony figural chess set
South German, circa 1700
the chessmen on turned and stepped circular bases, kings as monarchs wearing spiked crowns and doublets, queens with crowns and wearing cloaks turned back to reveal their hands, bishops wearing long jerkins, knights as horses' heads, rooks as raised turrets with cannon, pawns wearing baggy breeches and caps (kings, queens and bishops missing their swords or sceptres), with a 20th century wooden case with a fitted interior,
the king 9cm high, the pawn 6.2cm high.
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