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February 11, 2015

Attractive and collectable piece from an 18th century Russian chess set. In Russian sets, the queen is replaced by a prince or vizier. This chessman comes from the Kholmogory area, which was known for its carved chess sets, which were intended for a Western export market. The vizier is in Roman dress, with neo-classical helmet, armour, cloak and spear.