30 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A GERMAN POLYCHROME BONE BUST TYPE CHESS SET
GEISLINGEN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The kings modelled as bust figures in leather bi-corn hats, the queens and bishops as serrated disc-knopped pieces, and the knights as sea horses, re-decorated
The king -- 3in. (7.5cm.) high; the pawn -- 1 5/8in. (4.2cm.) high
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This lot is offered without reserve.No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Sotheby's, 8 June 1995, lot 349.
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