London, South Kensington
20 September 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN ENGLISH TURNED IVORY CHESS SET
PROBABLY FROM THE CALVERT WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1840
The kings with urn-shaped finials, the queens with ball-knop finials, bishops with split mitres, knights as horses' heads, all on baluster knopped stems, the rooks as turrets, re-stained green
The king -- 3 1/8in. (8cm.) high; the pawn -- 1¾in. (4.5cm.) high
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Comparable chess sets marked with the stamp of CALVERT 189 FLEET ST. to the underside of the white king were sold in these rooms, Feburary 2003, lot 501, and Chirk Castle, Wrexham, Christie's King Street, June 2004, lot 364. See note for lot 91.
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