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Berlin Ivory Chess Set by Lauprecht, circa 1930

  • Berlin Ivory Chess Set by Lauprecht, circa 1930

A German Ivory Chess Set by Ernst Lauprecht of Berlin, circa 1930

one side stained black, the other side left natural, kings surmounted with crosses, queens with crowns,, bishops with mitres, knights as carved horse's heads, rooks as castles, pawns with ball finials, in a simulated black 'crocodile' or 'lizard' hinged presentation case, with gilt-metal clasps, the case interior lined with apricot silk, further retailer's label to the top left: Ernst Lauprecht, Berlin W8- Berlin SW 68...Leipzigeszstr. 93...Freidrichastr. 238

King: 7.1cm high

Pawn: 3.6cm high

Case: 25.5cm wide, 4.3cm high, 25.5cm deep

Stock Reference: VS 1863

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

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory, dating from before 3 March 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.

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

Please note that as this chess set contain elephant ivory dating from pre 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.

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