Four 19th Century Chinese Red Stained Ivory Chess Pieces, comprising a pair of figures and a pair of caparisoned elephants. Figures 10.5cm. Estimate: £60 – £80. Starting: £40
An antique Irish Killarney ware yew wood folding chess/backgammon board, inlaid with shamrock, harp and Ross Castle ovals, to/with a set of conforming chess pieces, the largest 10 cm high, the board 51 x 26 x 82 cm.
Estimated : £100 – £200. Sold: £2400.
Andrew Smith & Son
February 5, 2020
Nr. Winchester, United Kingdom
A Chinese Canton export ivory figural puzzle ball chess set, 19th century, the kings and queens as Chinese royalty, bishops and courtiers, all pieces standing on intricate Chinese puzzle balls, one side natural ivory the other stained cochineal red, with wooden box.
Estimate: £300 – £500. Sold For: £400
Late 19th c. Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Chess Set, with lacquered and hinged raised game board that is also a fitted storage box for the game pieces, each game piece carved to depict Chinese court figures, one side in natural ivory and the other is stained cochineal red, all inside a dovetailed wooden hinged storage box, figures range from 1 1/2″ to 3″ high, game board: 16 1/4″ x 16 1/4″, exterior case: 5″ high, 17 1/4″ x 9 1/4″. One red pawn and two white pawn figures are broken, one flag is missing and other three are detached from figures, one red elephant trim piece is missing, exterior storage box hinges are detached, has surface wear, and shrinkage at dovetails.
Chess set, 32 pieces, Volkstedt, Thuringia, around 1977, Turks and Franks, hand-painted chess pieces by the Volkstedt manufactory; Designed by Gustav Oppel, based on historical research of the costumes of the Franks and Saracens at the time of the victories at Tours and Poitiers in 732, painted polychrome, height up to 17 cm, with certificate