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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 636

    A CHINESE-EXPORT CARVED IVORY 'BURMESE' CHESS SET

    CANTON, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A CHINESE-EXPORT CARVED IVORY 'BURMESE' CHESS SET
    CANTON, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    The kings and queens each with a relief carved face to the pierced crowns, the bishops with mitres carved in relief with clerics' faces to one side of each, the knights as horses' heads, the rooks as turrets with pierced decoration surmounted by flags
    The king -- 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high; the pawn -- 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Christie's, South Kensington, 2 May 2007, lot 121.