20 September 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,875
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A Meissen porcelain polychrome and gilt Sea-Life chess set
After a design by Max Esser, mid 20th century
One side a coral colour, the other a grey and white, heightened in gilt, the royal pieces as sea anemones, the pawns as starfish, each piece marked with the Meissen mark of crossed swords in an underglaze blue
King -- 3¼in.(8.2cm.); pawn -- 3/4in. (2cm.) high
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A similar lot sold at Sotheby's New York, English and Continental Chess Sets, The Property of a Private Collector, 4-5th October 1979, lot 569. Also in these rooms, 27th September 1994, lot 5.
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