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Chinese Figural Ball Chess Set, 19th century

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

Two Chess Pieces, Meissen, 20th century

Meissen, 20th century Sultan and Queen. 2 figures from the chess game ”Turken gegen Mohren” (\”\”Turks against Moors\”\”) by J.J. Kaendler. Polychrome painting. Model no. 60714 and 60715. Blue crossed swords mark, 1st choice. 7 cm high. https://www.sigalas.de/en.html

Cased Ivory Figural Chess set

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.

Porcelain chess set, 20th century

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