A 16th century North Italian ebony, ivory and stained bone chess board
Lot 114Y
A 16th century North Italian ebony, ivory and stained bone gaming board
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,882) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 16th century North Italian ebony, ivory and stained bone gaming board
the corners with geometric medallions, with a bands of chequered strung decoration flanking the games board, the reverse with a pair of panels inscribed AVT PATERE and AVT ABSTINE (Place your bets or abstain), 58cm wide when unfolded,

Footnotes

  • For a comparable gaming board see Schach Partie, Edition Braus, 2005, page 99, no 24.

Saleroom notices

  • This gaming board is ebonised rather than ebony. Please note the related literature should read W. Seipel, Spielwelten der Kunst, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, 1998, Pages 99-101, cat. No. 24 and 25.
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