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Erbach “Medieval” Chess Set, circa 1925

  • Erbach “Medieval” Chess Set, circa 1925
  • Erbach “Medieval” Chess Set, circa 1925
  • Erbach “Medieval” Chess Set, circa 1925
  • Erbach “Medieval” Chess Set, circa 1925

A German Ivory “Medieval” Figural Chess Set, Erbach, circa 1925

one side with a very light brown (faded) stain, the other side left natural, kings as monarchs in Medieval robes with crowns studded with semi-precious stones, queens as consorts, bishops as knights with shields, knights as rearing horse, rooks as stone turrets, pawns as kneeling pages with shields, green felt bases to the undersides

King: 8.4cm high

Pawn: 4.5cm high

Provenance: Private Chess Collection

Stock Reference: ALB 1677


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory (dating from earlier than March 3rd 1947) 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.

Condition

Good. Small chip to crenellation of one rook. One side was originally stained a dark brown which has now faded to a very light toffee colour. The green felt bases are likely to be later additions.

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