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German Figural “Bust” Chess Set, 19th Century

  • German Figural “Bust” Chess Set, 19th Century
  • German Figural “Bust” Chess Set, 19th Century
  • German Figural “Bust” Chess Set, 19th Century
  • German Figural “Bust” Chess Set, 19th Century

A Good German Ivory Figural “Bust” Chess Set, 19th Century

one side stained black, the other side left natural, kings with crowns and holding orbs and sceptres, queens with crowns and veils, bishops holding books and wearing plumed hats, knights as horses’ heads with manes, turrets with brickwork, circular bands and spire finials, pawns wearing hats, all the chessmen raised over turned circular bases

King: 8.5cm high

Pawn: 5.3cm high

Provenance: Private Collection

Stock Reference: JBH 1717


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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