London, South Kensington
7 December 2010
A VICTORIAN TURNED IVORY PLAYING CHESS SET
BY WILLIAM LUND, MID-19TH CENTURY
The white king marked to the underside, 'WILLM. LUND MAKER 24 FLEET STREET'
The king -- 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high; the pawn -- 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high
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Hans & Barbara Holländer, Schach Partie Durch Zeiten und Welten, Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 2005, fig. 207, page 233.
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