30 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A GERMAN POLYCHROME CARVED AND TURNED BONE BUST SET
GEISLINGEN, LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The kings and queens as petal-shaped tiers on baluster knopped stems, the bishops modelled as fous wearing tri-corn hats, the knights as sea-horses, the rooks as turrets with petal-shaped battlements, re-stained and re-decorated
The king -- 3 1/8in. (8cm.) high; the pawn -- 1 7/8in. (4.7cm.) high
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Michael Mark, CHESSMEN PRACTICAL AND ORNAMENTAL, exhibition catalogue 1986, fig.17.
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