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A SET OF THIRTY-TWO CHINESE-EXPORT RELIEF CARVED CHESS PIECES

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
A SET OF THIRTY-TWO CHINESE-EXPORT RELIEF CARVED CHESS PIECES

LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A SET OF THIRTY-TWO CHINESE-EXPORT RELIEF CARVED CHESS PIECES LATE 19TH CENTURY The discs carved with figural representations denoting each piece and to the reverse carved with architectural and figurative scenes Each piece -- 1½ in. (4 cm.) diameter Together with a Chinese-Export parcel-gilt black lacquered folding games box, late 19th Century, the exterior decorated for chess and the interior for backgammon -- 19¼ x 19¼ in. (49 x 49 cm.)
Literature
Hans & Barbara Holländer, Schach Partie Durch Zeiten und Welten, Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 2005, fig. 178, page 209.
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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