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Lot 54
A Kenneth Begay sterling silver and wood chess set
4 December 2017, 11:00 PST
San Francisco

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A Kenneth Begay sterling silver and wood chess set

Navajo, the woodwork by Fred Stein, Anglo, consisting of the board, inset with ironwood and sterling silver plaques, the sides girded by a silver band, KB and White Hogan hallmarks; 32 chessmen with silver bodies set on citrus or ironwood bases, each designed to reflect the prescribed movement of the particular piece, the King and Queen with traditional cross and crown finials; and a lidded wood storage box, capped by a silver domed openwork finial, the scalloped base with stamped accents, the interior of the lid with a hallmarked plaque, an "S" brand to the wood.
dimensions of board 15 1/8 x 15 1/8 x 3/4in; height of pieces 2 3/8 - 1 1/8in; dimensions of box 6 5/8 x 12 1/8 x 4 3/4in (greatest height)

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