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“Thirty Years War” Iron Chess Set, 19th century

  • “Thirty Years War” Iron Chess Set, 19th century
  • “Thirty Years War” Iron Chess Set, 19th century
  • “Thirty Years War” Iron Chess Set, 19th century
  • “Thirty Years War” Iron Chess Set, 19th century

A “Thirty Years War” Cast Iron Chess Set in the Zimmerman style, Germany, Late 19th century

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden versus Ferdinand of Austria, one side with a ‘bronzed’ patina, the other side with a ‘silvered’ patina, queens as consorts, knights as horse’s heads, rooks as slender turrets, pawns as footsoldiers, in the original fitted wooden presentation chess board/box, with a hinged lid lined in cream silk

King: 8.1cm high

Pawn: 4.6cm 

Box: 33.5cm wide

Provenance: Major European Collection

Stock Reference: PA 1659

 

Condition

Excellent. Slight age rubbing to the silvered side. A few surface scuffs and very minor scratches to the box. Period pencilled annotation to the box interior. Nice antique example from a major European collection. Recommended.

A Note From Luke

An antique German cast iron chess set in the manner of the E.G. Zimmerman foundry, (founded in 1842 near Hanau, near Frankfurt); presumably, as the set has no foundry stamp, by a Zimmerman competitor. Zimmerman was known for its cast iron chess sets, which apart from the Thirty Years War set, included Reynard the Fox, the Crusades and Frederick Barbarossa.

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