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June 01, 2015

Genuinely rare cast-metal part chess set from Dresden. Very similar indeed to the chess set illustrated in Schach Partie Durch Zeiten und Welten, page 127, and attributed to Johann Gotfried Jahn II. Bishops are depicted as running footmen bearing flaming torches. In the 18th century these men were chosen to run alongside aristocrat’s carriages.