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English Chess Set by Fisher, mid 19th century

  • English Chess Set by Fisher, mid 19th century
  • English Chess Set by Fisher, mid 19th century
  • English Chess Set by Fisher, mid 19th century

An English ivory chess set by Samuel Fisher, mid 19th century

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with double pieced galleries, queens similar but with single galleries, both surmounted with balustered finials, bishops as split mitres, knights as horses’ heads, rooks as raised turrets, pawns with baluster knops and mounted with ball finials, the white king signed on the underside of the base: FISHER...MAKER...118 STRAND, the king 8.2cm high, the pawn 4cm high, in a 19th century mahogany and brass mounted box, the interior lined with printed paper, 19.3cm wide.

Stock Reference Number: MM 1498

Provenance: Private English Collection


Important Notice on the export of antique elephant ivory (CITES)

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.


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