• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 4102

    Christie's Interiors

    24 January 2012, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 333

    A CHINESE IVORY CHESS SET

    CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CHINESE IVORY CHESS SET
    CIRCA 1900
    Red stained and natural, modelled as Emperors and Empresses, bishops as mandarins, knights on horseback, rooks as elephants surmounted by turret and mahout, pawns as soldiers on waisted plinth bases
    The tallest 5½ in. (13.9 cm.) high (32)


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