• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5685

    Christie's Interiors

    2 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 426

    A CHINESE-EXPORT CARVED IVORY PUZZLE-BALL CHESS SET

    CANTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CHINESE-EXPORT CARVED IVORY PUZZLE-BALL CHESS SET
    CANTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The pieces depicting King George III and Queen Charlotte versus a Chinese Emperor standing on puzzle ball bases
    Kings 6 in. (15 cm.) high (32)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR