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    Sale 5198

    Furniture, Carpets & Decorative Objects

    30 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 733

    AN INDIAN GILT-HEIGHTENED POLYCHROME CARVED IVORY BUST TYPE CHESS SET

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    AN INDIAN GILT-HEIGHTENED POLYCHROME CARVED IVORY BUST TYPE CHESS SET
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The kings and queens modelled as turbanned princes and counsellors, the bishops as camel riders, the knights on horse back, the rooks as elephants with mahouts, the pawns as turbanned warriors, later painted
    The king -- 3½in. (9cm.) high; the pawn -- 2in. (5cm.) high


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    Provenance

    The Property of Amos Smith Esq. Christie's, London, 18 June, 1979, lot 68.