London, South Kensington
26 March 2013
A FRENCH IVORY BUST TYPE CHESS SET
DIEPPE, LATE 18TH CENTURY
Modelled as the Europeans versus the Moors, the bishops as fous, the knights as cavalry men, the rooks as turrets, the white pawns wearing wigs and frock coats, the red pawns as blackamoors
The king -- 2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm.) high; the pawn -- 2¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high
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Chess Collectors International (CCI) Convention, Philadelphia, May 2002.
A similar set is illustrated in Hans & Barbara Holländer, Schach Partie Durch Zeiten und Welten, Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 2005, pl.122.
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