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    Sale 5201

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    27 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 507

    AN ENGLISH 'CALVERT' PATTERN TURNED IVORY CHESS SET

    BY JOHN CALVERT, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    AN ENGLISH 'CALVERT' PATTERN TURNED IVORY CHESS SET
    BY JOHN CALVERT, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Red stained and natural, with a mahogany box stamped 'CALVERT 189 FLEET ST' and with applied paper label 'D.CALVERT, WIDOW OF THE LATE J Calvert Worker in IVORY, TORTOISE-SHELL, 189 FLEET STREET, Manufacturer of BOARDS AND MEN For Chess Backgammon Draughts Pepe-John, Cribbage, BILLARD BALLS, Cues and Maces, Pool Trays....Counters, SHEET IVORY FOR PAINTING UPON MINIATURE Green Bowls and Jacks'
    The kings -- 4¼in. (10.8cm.) high; the pawns -- 2in. (5cm.) high
    Together with a rosewood and fruitwood games board, 19th century -- 18 x 18in. (45.7 x 45.7cm.) (34)


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    John Calvert was a Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners (1819), and leading chess maker of his day. This workshop operated from 1790 and continued until 1840, after Calvert's death in 1825.

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