London, South Kensington
20 September 2000
A massive Cantonese ivory figural chess set
One side stained red, the opposing natural, the pieces carved to represent Chinese courtiers, all mounted on puzzle ball stems
King -- 117/8in. (30.2cm.); pawn -- 6½in. (16.5cm.) high
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PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING EXPORT OF IVORY ON PAGE 5.
D Liddell, Chessmen, New York, 1937, page 42, ill. 42. A similar lot is illustrated, by repute this set originally belonging to Emperor Tao Tkwang (1821-1850).
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.All lots sold not cleared by 1.00p.m. on the Thursday following the sale will be removed to the warehouse of:
Cadogan Tate Ltd., Fine Art Services
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London W12 7JS
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Lots will be available for collection following transfer to Cadogan Tate on the Friday following the sale and every weekday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE TO PURCHASERS WHO COLLECT THEIR LOTS WITHIN ONE WEEK OF THE SALE.
On the Thursday one week after the sale, a transfer and administration charge of £18.50 per lot will be payable and a storage charge of £3.20 per lot per day will then come into effect. These charges are payable to Cadogan Tate and are subject to VAT and an insurance surcharge.
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