An English silver and silver gilt 'Spassky-Fischer' chess set

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Lot 191
An English silver and silver gilt 'Spassky-Fischer' chess set

Sold for £ 822 (US$ 1,128) inc. premium
An English silver and silver gilt 'Spassky-Fischer' chess set
Made and designed by Cy Endfield, the pawns from a design by Charles Perry, the stylised geometric pieces interlocking to form two cylinders around perspex cores, London, 1972, King 4cm high, Pawn 2cm high, with a folding interlocking silver mounted leather board, 31cm long, in a fitted black leather case. (3)

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Footnotes

  • Cy Endfield, the Director of the renowned film Zulu, designed this set to commemorate the Fischer-Spassky match at Reykjavik in 1972. The design of the pawns in this set was attributed by Cy Endfield in his application for a patent for the set (Patent Application No. 56462/71) to Charles Perry, the sculptor.

    See Lot 25, The Ernst Boehlen Chess Collection, Phillips, 9th November 1998.
An English silver and silver gilt 'Spassky-Fischer' chess set
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