London, South Kensington
27 May 2004
Two Flemish carved ebony chess pieces
Second half 17th century
Modelled as the King and Queen, the bases carved with friezes of stylised flower heads
The King -- 2 5/8in. (6.6cm.) high; the Queen -- 2 5/8in. (6.6cm.) high
The Eugen Brüschwiler Collection, Munich.
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Hans and Siegried Wichmann, CHESS THE STORY OF CHESSPIECES FROM ANTIQUITY TO MODERN TIMES, Crown Publishers, Inc. New York, 1960, pl.106.
Wichmann connected the Queen to a closely related black Queen from a set in Hamburg, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Cat. No. 1910/467, cf.Pl.115.
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