London, South Kensington
20 September 2000
A German cast iron figural chess set
Zimmermann foundry, third quarter 19th century
In blackened and silvered hues, theme based on Swedes versus Austro-Hungarian Emperor, the white king in armour and the black king in 16th century cavalier costume, the pawns as smaller versions, each piece stamped to base HANAU 11479 VERLAG. BEIE.G ZIMMERMANN
King -- 3¼in. (8cm.), pawn -- 1¾in. (4.5cm.) high
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A similar iron set was sold, The Ernst Boehlen Chess Collection, Phillips Bond Street, 9th November 1998, lot 85.
Keats, page 91, fig.104
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