• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5915

    Christie's Interiors

    8 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 176

    A CHINESE EXPORT CARVED IVORY AND STAINED IVORY CHESS SET

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHINESE EXPORT CARVED IVORY AND STAINED IVORY CHESS SET
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising thirty-one figural pieces, thirty-two draughts counters, and two dice shakers, together with an associated gilt-lacquered folding games board, the interior for backgammon
    The kings, 9in. (22.9cm.) high


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