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    Sale 12036

    Christie's Interiors

    18 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 356

    A GERMAN WALNUT AND MARQUETRY TRIC-TRAC AND CHESS BOARD WITH THIRTY COUNTERS ATTRIBUTABLE TO MARTIN BRUNNER OF NUREMBERG

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A GERMAN WALNUT AND MARQUETRY TRIC-TRAC AND CHESS BOARD WITH THIRTY COUNTERS ATTRIBUTABLE TO MARTIN BRUNNER OF NUREMBERG
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    With tric-trac to the interior, chess and Muhle to the exterior, with foliate silver hinges and silver hasp together with thirty ebony and painted counters, including religious figures and historical events and monarchs including Emperor Charles VI, Frederick the Great and George I of England, the siege of Bude dated 1686 and others, most with Latin inscriptions
    The board 20 x 15 in. (51 x 38 cm.) when closed


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    Martin Brunner (1659-1725) was a Nuremberg medallist. For similar games counters see Spielwelten der Kunts -- Kuntskammerspiel, Kunsthistoriches Museum Wien, Exhibition Catalogue 1998, page 189, fig.98.