An ivory chess set of large size, English, circa 1850,
Lot 72Y
An ivory chess set of large size, English, circa 1850,
Sold for £1,187 (US$ 1,995) inc. premium
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An ivory chess set of large size,
English, circa 1850,
one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with multi-knops and surmounted with crosses, queens similar, but of smaller size and surmounted with balls and fleur-de-lys, bishops with split mitres, knights as carved horses' heads with manes, rooks as stepped turrets with battlements and flags, pawns with ball finials, in a wooden presentation box with a padded velvet interior,
the king 12cm (4¾ inches) high, the pawn 5cm (2 inches) high.
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