18 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 720
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
A SWISS CARVED SOFTWOOD 'BEARS OF BERNE' CHESS SET
Stained wood and natural
The kings--3½in. (9cm.) high; the pawns 2½in. (6.4cm.) high
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For a similar sets see The Allen Hofrichter Collection of Chess Sets, Christie's, South Kensington, 20 September 2000, lot 49, and Victor Keats, The Illustrated Guide to World Chess Sets, Batsford 1985, page 108, plate 131.
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