30 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 188
A INDIAN RED AND BLACK HEIGHTENED BONE 'HINDU' CHESS SET
LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The kings and queens with dome finials, decorated with circles
The king -- 2in. (5cm.) high; the pawn -- 3/4in. (2cm.) high
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According to recent research this form is rooted in the ancient, pre-Islam, gaming pieces. For further examples Hans und Barbara Holländer,Schach Partie Durch Zeiten und Welten, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, fig. 143 for a 19th century example.
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.