• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5685

    Christie's Interiors

    2 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 437

    A CHINESE-EXPORT CARVED IVORY CHESS SET

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHINESE-EXPORT CARVED IVORY CHESS SET
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    One side stained red, the other natural, the kings and queens modelled as Chinese Emperors and Empresses
    Kings 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high


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