London, South Kensington
2 May 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A GROUP OF FRENCH CARVED BONE SPILLIKINS OR SAND SET PIECES
DIEPPE, 19TH CENTURY
Comprising; thirty-five carved with heads of kings, queens, bishops, horses and turrets, some number with ink inscriptions to the reverse, including an ivory flag and turret, circa 1850, together with fourteen plain stick pieces
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For further discussion concerning the differences between Dieppe chess sand set pieces and jonchette pieces see Alan Dewey's article 'Jonchette - Pique Sable?', The Chess Collector, Volume X 2000, page 7, figs. 3 & 4.
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