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French Dieppe ‘Bust’ Chess Set, circa 1810

  • French Dieppe ‘Bust’ Chess Set, circa 1810
  • French Dieppe ‘Bust’ Chess Set, circa 1810
  • French Dieppe ‘Bust’ Chess Set, circa 1810
  • French Dieppe ‘Bust’ Chess Set, circa 1810

A French Bone (and Ivory) “Bust” Chess Set, Dieppe, circa 1810

one side stained red, the other side left natural, the Moors versus the French, predominantly bone, with small sections of ivory in places, kings and queens as monarchs and consorts, bishops as fou with pipes, knights as cavalry, rooks as turrets with spires, pawns as Moorish tribesmen and Napoleonic infantry, the king 7.5cm high, the pawn 5.6cm high.

Stock Reference: MM 1512

Provenance: Major British Chess Collection

Reference: Frank Greygoose, Chessmen, David & Charles, 1979, figure 65 for a similar set

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

Please note that as the chess set contains a small amount of 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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