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    Sale 5198

    Furniture, Carpets & Decorative Objects

    30 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 751

    A INDIAN RED AND BLACK HEIGHTENED BONE 'HINDU' CHESS SET

    LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    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.

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