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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 107

    AN ELIZABETH II NOVELTY SILVER CHESS SET OF AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY THEME

    MARK OF ANTHONY GORDON ELSON, LONDON, 1972-1793

    Price Realised  

    AN ELIZABETH II NOVELTY SILVER CHESS SET OF AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY THEME
    MARK OF ANTHONY GORDON ELSON, LONDON, 1972-1793
    The figural pieces modeled as protagonists from both sides of the American Revolutionary War, the king and queen of one set George III and Queen Charlotte, the other George and Martha Washington, the pawns of East India Company tea-chest form or formed as American Indians, each piece engraved 1797 under base, the set in two fitted wooden and velvet-lined boxes, each box with a key, each piece marked on base, engraved with year 1797
    King George III 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high; 302 oz. (9415 gr.) (32)


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the date should read 1972-1973


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Leona M. Helmsley