Dorothy Calvert Chess Set, circa 1820-30
A “Four Inch” English Ivory Playing Chess Set attributed to Dorothy Calvert, circa 1820-30
one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with multiple ball finials and surmounted with Maltese Crosses, queens with feather finials, bishops with open split mitres and ball finials, knights with carved manes and flared nostils, rooks as reeded monobloc turrets, pawns with ball finials
King: 10.7cm (4.2 inches) high
Pawn: 5cm high (2.1 inches) high
Provenance: Private British Collection
Stock Reference: JA 1660
Photographed with a Specimen Wood Chess Board, which is being sold separately. Please click here to see it.
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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