A "Spanish Pulpit Pattern" bone chess set, late 18th century,

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Lot 145
A "Spanish Pulpit Pattern" bone chess set,
late 18th century,

Sold for £ 5,760 (US$ 7,915) inc. premium
A "Spanish Pulpit Pattern" bone chess set,
late 18th century,
one side stained black, the other side left natural, kings with open feather finials and pierced crowns, queens with feather finials and pierced crowns, bishops with mitres, knights with horses' heads, rooks as turrets with spire finials, pawns with bud finials, in a George III mahogany box wiht tulipwood and harewood stringing, a fitted interior and an ormulu carrying handle (2),
the king 9cm high, the pawn 5.5cm high, the box 39cm wide.

Footnotes

  • A lovely example of the mysterious "Spanish Pulpit" chess set. These sets are not from Spain, but more likely to be from either England or made in Russia for export to England.
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