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Danish Bronze Chess Set by Carl Hansen, 1875

  • Danish Bronze Chess Set by Carl Hansen, 1875
  • Danish Bronze Chess Set by Carl Hansen, 1875
  • Danish Bronze Chess Set by Carl Hansen, 1875
  • Danish Bronze Chess Set by Carl Hansen, 1875

A Danish Cast Bronze Figural Chess Set by Carl Hansen, circa 1875

one side silvered and the other oxidized, the kings holding pots of beer, the queens with bustle skirts, bishops as jockeys, knights as donkeys, rooks as figures on turrets, fitted in a wood presentation box with sliding lid.

King: 7cm high Pawn: 4.7cm high

Stock Reference: FL 1581

Provenance: Major European Chess Collection

Literature: Schachspiele Wandel Im Laufe Der Kunst Und Kulturgeschichte (Chess: Art History and Culture), Staatliches Museum Fur Völkerkunde München, 1988, plate 125, text pg 100

 

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