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Nuremberg Bone Chess Set, 18th century

An interesting German bone chess set, Nuremberg, late 18th century

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with triple galleries, queens with double galleries, in a small wooden box with a sliding lid

King 6.9cm high

Pawn 3.3cm high

Box: 14.5cm long, 8.5cm wide

Stock Reference: VW 1559

Provenance: Gareth Williams Chess Collection.

Reference: This set features in Gareth Williams’s book, “Masterpieces”, and is illustrated on pages 64-65


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